March 4, 2021

On March 1, the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of VUMC opened a retail storefront amid clinics at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. The company is starting with 10 full-time employees. Read more...

Couple's gift supports psychosocial needs of cardiac patients' families


Ellen and Bo Boyer's first child, a daughter they named Brett, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect while in utero. The couple was told that their beloved daughter would require open heart surgery to survive. Read more...

VUMC postdoctoral scientist named HHMI Hanna Gray Fellow


Valeria Reyes Ruiz, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, is one of 21 fellows from across the country who will receive up to $1.4 million over eight years. Read more...

NIH grant bolsters childhood status epilepticus and epilepsy research in Nigeria


The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health has received a $3.5 million, five-year NIH grant to establish a large childhood status epilepticus cohort in northern Nigeria with key partners in Nigeria and South Africa. Read more...

Grace Cronin, known as "Miss Grace" by patients and families, eases concerns and helps out wherever possible


Grace Cronin, a physical therapist in Pediatric Rehabilitation Services for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, earned a Credo Award for her fiercely positive attitude and skill in every area of pediatric rehabilitation. Read more...

Surgery gets 83-year-old drag racer back on the track


Stephen Engstrom, MD, is an expert at replacing and repairing hips and other major joints. Last year his expertise allowed a unique patient, 83-year-old John Livingston, to return to his passion -- drag car racing. Read more...

REDCap Day highlights new features, innovative use cases


Some 1.6 million people at more than 4,800 institutions around the world use a clinical research software application from Vanderbilt University Medical Center called REDCap, or Research Electronic Data Capture. Read more...

Nominations open for Credo, Five Pillar Leader, Elevate Team Awards


We honor those who consistently live our values and reflect our culture of service with three awards given quarterly: the Credo Award, the Five Pillar Leader Award and the Elevate Team Award. Elevate award nominations are always accepted. If a nomination is received after the cut off for quarterly award selection, the nomination will be considered for the next quarter. The next deadline is March 9. Read more...

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. Read more...

Survey Sparks: Approved cleaners and hand sanitizers for COVID-19


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