September 24, 2021

A message from Dr. Jeff Balser: Difficult conversations are a hallmark of medicine. Patients and their families rely on us to share the facts about their illnesses that are sometimes hard to hear. While many clinicians begin to do this while training, our effectiveness in these conversations develops throughout a career. View...

Prince Kannankeril named inaugural holder of the Richard B. Johnston Jr., MD, Chair in Pediatric Research, Cardiology


Prince Kannankeril, MD, MSCI, professor of Pediatrics and co-director of the Center for Pediatric Precision Medicine (CPPM), has been appointed inaugural holder of the Richard B. Johnston Jr. MD, Chair in Pediatric Research, Cardiology, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. View...

Upcoming weekend and evening COVID vaccination opportunities for employees; no appointment necessary


Vanderbilt Occupational Health continues to offer many opportunities, including weekend, morning and evening times, for employees to receive a COVID vaccine. View...

VUMC sees critical blood shortages


Due to the pandemic, there is a critical shortage of blood and blood products. The American Red Cross reports that individual donations and blood drives held by businesses and organizations are down drastically. To help, VUMC employees and the surrounding community can donate blood at one of the twice-weekly American Red Cross blood drives across several different VUMC locations. View...

"Ultra-potent" antibody against COVID-19 variants isolated at VUMC


A technology developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has led to the discovery of an "ultra-potent" monoclonal antibody against multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, including the delta variant. View...

Complete your COVID-19 safety training now


Safety training is required for all Vanderbilt Health workforce members, including faculty and staff. This training has been assigned in the Learning Exchange. View...

Reminder: Flulapalooza postponed -- but you can still get your flu shot


Flu season is right around the corner, and your health and safety is our top priority. Keeping safety in mind, this year's Flulapalooza event, previously scheduled for Sept. 22 in the outdoor tent between Light Hall and the Veterans Administration Hospital (VA), has been postponed. View...

eStar update coming Sept. 26; some functionality limited later this week


eStar will be updated on Sept. 26, and will require a downtime to ensure the changes are applied. View...

Annual Levi Watkins Lecture scheduled for Oct. 5


The keynote speaker will be George C. Hill, PhD, professor of Medical Education and Administration and professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, emeritus, at Vanderbilt University. View...

Neurosurgery resident David Voce competes on new season of "Survivor"


Stamina and focus are key to neurosurgery; how much will they help him on the island? 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...