April 8, 2021

The versatility of health systems in the national COVID-19 response underscore the challenges and opportunities for leaders to strengthen and design systems to better care for communities and respond to ever-changing needs, top health care delivery system leaders outline in a discussion paper for the National Academy of Medicine. View...

Study revises understanding of cancer metabolism


Tumors consume glucose at high rates, but a team of Vanderbilt researchers has discovered that cancer cells themselves are not the culprit, upending models of cancer metabolism that have been developed and refined over the last 100 years. View...

Reminder: VUMC ID badges required for on-campus access and beneficial to safety


An important way to help ensure the safety of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's workforce and patients is for all employees to clearly wear their Identification badge. VUMC ID badges are required on each of the health system's campuses. View...

School of Medicine spring faculty meeting set for April 30


The annual Vanderbilt University School of Medicine spring faculty meeting and awards program will be held virtually this year at noon Friday, April 30, via Zoom. View...

NYU's Richard Tsien to discuss brain plasticity at today's Discovery Lecture


Richard Tsien, PhD, director of the Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center, will deliver the next web-based Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 8, at 4 p.m. View...

New Clinician Spotlight: Robert Ramirez, DO, Division of Hematology and Oncology


Robert Ramirez, DO, a thoracic and neuroendocrine oncologist, has joined Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center after practicing at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Science Center in New Orleans. He began seeing patients in April. View...

Survey Sparks: Timeliness of History and Physical Documentation


Part of a series of Joint Commission readiness tips. For more information, go to: https://www.vumc.org/mysite/ View...

Blood drives continue to meet critical need


The American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. A list of upcoming dates and times for blood drives across VUMC locations can be found here. View...

Stories from this week's VUMC Reporter are available now


Stories from this week's edition of the VUMC Reporter are now posted. View...