January 21, 2021

The event's keynote speaker was David Acosta, MD, chief diversity and inclusion officer for the AAMC. He spoke on "Making Good Trouble in 2021 -- Time for Academic Medicine to Boldly Call for Racial Justice." Read more...

Certified neonatal therapists address babies' special needs


Certified neonatal therapists are not common, as there are only approximately 500 of these specialized professionals in the world. Fortunately, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has two on staff. Read more...

Paid Admin Sick (PAS) and Exempt Admin Sick (EAS) ending Feb. 28


PAS and EAS were offered to support members of the VUMC community because there was not an effective treatment or preventative vaccine available to prevent COVID in the same manner as employees can be protected from common infectious diseases like measles, mumps or influenza. Because there is now an effective vaccine to prevent COVID-19, VUMC will end its use of PAS and EAS on Feb. 28. Read more...

It's a terrible idea to flush "flushable" wipes


Throw them in the trash. Your plumbing will thank you. So will the Medical Center's. Read more...

Updated Emergency Preparedness Quick Reference Guide binders ready for drop off


Emergency Preparedness Quick Reference Guides have been revised to reflect updated institutional procedures. Read more...

Blood drives continue to meet critical need; antibody testing available


For a limited time, the American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies, providing donors insight into whether they have been exposed to this coronavirus. A list of upcoming dates and times for blood drives across VUMC locations can be found here. Read more...

Stories from this week's VUMC Reporter are available now


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