Through the Eyes

Our Through the Eyes video series allows you to learn more about our department and how we work, and, just as important, who we are as people.

Wonder Drake - Assistant Professor

Wonder Drake - Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Div.; Assoc Prof. PMI


Featured Story

Katie D. White MD, PhD

Katie D. White MD, PhD

Science and service aren’t mutually exclusive concepts to Katie White — they’re mutually reinforcing.


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Kudos

15 faculty members elected as AAAS fellows

“The rapid growth of the cohort of Vanderbilt faculty with this distinction is further recognition of the university’s remarkable momentum as a national research university, momentum that is driven by our outstanding faculty,” Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente said.


News

Post-flu risks a growing concern for the elderly

Evidence has been growing over the last several years about post-flu risks that most people and even some physicians don’t know about, according to William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Disease at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

“Not as well known, in the two weeks to a month after you recover from influenza you have a 3-5 times increased risk of having a heart attack. You have a 2-3 times increased risk of having a stroke."


Fast Facts

Vanderbilt University Hospital has one of the most advanced electronic systems in the nation for both order entry and for its EMR.