February is National Heart Month

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It is an equal opportunity killer which claims about 610,000 each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar normal and lower your risk for… Keep Reading

Valentine’s Day Health

“Valentine’s Day is a great time to celebrate love and can be a reminder to make healthy choices part of your everyday life. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day on your own or with someone else, take steps to be a healthy valentine.” – CDC  Valentine’s Day Health & Valentine’s Day Tips

Spread the Love Food Drive

The University Staff Advisory Council is working with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to SPREAD THE LOVE. During this event, we will be collecting canned items from Wednesday, February 1 – Tuesday, February 28. Feel free to donate ANY canned good item, but know that Second Harvest is most in need of peanut… Keep Reading

Mental Health and Well-being Campaign Kickoff Event

The university will officially kick off “GO THERE,” a campus wide campaign to promote brave dialogue and honest self-reflection toward creating a campus culture that invests in and supports the mental health and wholeness of every member of the Vanderbilt community. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the event scheduled from 11 a.m. to… Keep Reading

Favorite Library Websites

Do you have a favorite library website from a previous institution? If so, please send the name of the school or library and web link/url to Philip Walker, Eskind Biomedical Library, philip.d.walker@vanderbilt.edu. The Vanderbilt University Libraries are currently evaluating library system vendors in an effort to replace our current system within the next year. Stay… Keep Reading

Winter Break

The university’s winter break for 2016 is Friday, December 23, through Friday, December 30, followed by the New Year’s Day holiday, celebrated Monday, January 2, 2017. The university will return to full operating status on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. While most areas of campus will be closed for the upcoming break, some campus libraries will… Keep Reading

Let’s Help the Furry Animals this Holiday Season

Donation box for the Nashville Humane Association’s pet supply drive right inside the front doors of Eskind BioMedical Library Donations are being accepted until December 13, 2016. Needed Items Milk Bones Sm/Med/Lg Towels/Blankets Newspaper 13 Gallon/55 Gallon Trash Bags Sensitive Stomach Dry and Canned Cat Food Sensitive Stomach Dry and Canned Dog Food Grain Free Dog… Keep Reading

Thanksgiving With The 300th General Hospital Unit

As Thanksgiving approaches we take time to look back on past celebrations and the history of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Medical schools throughout the country formed reserve units in preparation for the United States entering WWII. Under the leadership of Hugh J. Morgan, the 300th General Hospital Unit formed as a reserve unit in… Keep Reading