The Vanderbilt Health Employer Advisory Council includes, top row, left to right, Kristi Allender, Nissan Group of North America; and Philip Ransdell, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. Middle row, Eric Strickland, 3LS Inc.; David Hines, Metro Nashville Public Schools; Jeff Eck, Nashville Electric Service; and Rick Ohmer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Bottom row, Allison Arata, Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions; Greg Allen, former Cigna executive; Stephanie Coleman, Nashville Chamber of Commerce; Cindy Dempsey, Genesco Inc.; LaMel Bandy-Neal, Meharry Medical College; and Brent McDonald, Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions. Not pictured, Deana Ivey, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.; Rob Ivy, Lee Company; Ann Hatcher, Thrivence; Pam Jones, Vanderbilt University; Shawn Smith, Ryman Hospitality Properties; and Jared Serff, Delek US Holdings Inc. (Photo by Susan Urmy)

Vanderbilt Health Employer Advisory Council sets priorities to improve health of communities

The Vanderbilt Health Employer Advisory Council is bringing Tennessee employers together to discuss common challenges and develop solutions to improve the health of the communities where they live and work.

Spring event honors donors’ support and generosity

Members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Canby Robinson Society recently joined CEO and President Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, and his wife, Melinda, at Cheekwood Botanic Hall for the Spring Donor Celebration, an annual event honoring donors for their loyal support.

The development team included, from left, Sarah Stallings, PhD, Jennifer Erves, PhD, MPH, and Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI.

New ‘PoRT’ scale rebalances burden of initiating trust in science

A Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led team has developed a scale to measure trustworthiness in biomedical research among minority populations.

Shade Tree Clinic asking for donations of reproductive health and hygiene products, food and clothing

Conference brings together students from multiple schools to explore ways to help them flourish within the field of medicine

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine hosted more than 50 medical students from across 15 schools for the first Kern National Network for Flourishing in Medicine Student Conference.

Child ambassador Brody Reiner drops the puck at the Hockey Fights Cancer game March 25. Brody, a patient of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is joined on the ice by retired goalie Pekka Rinne, Predators player Colton Sissons, left, and Seattle Kraken player Yanni Gourde.

Predators’ support in battling childhood cancer stays strong

The Nashville Predators, including retired goalie Pekka Rinne, recently visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to present hospital leaders with the proceeds raised throughout the year from the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily.

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