Nancy Humphrey

  • Vanderbilt University

    UDN team strives to solve challenging medical mysteries

    The anonymous man being discussed in a conference room at Vanderbilt University Medical Center used to be healthy and athletic, but has suffered from slow progressive muscle weakness for some time and now uses a wheelchair to get around. Read More

    Jun. 28, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Event celebrates VUMC’s strong community ties

    More than 300 members of the Canby Robinson Society and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community joined Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, and his wife, Melinda, last week at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens for a reception celebrating the community of supporters who help VUMC in “redefining personalized care.” Read More

    May. 10, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Accreditation enhances care for rare pulmonary disease

    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is now a fully accredited Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Foundation Clinical and Research Centers Network site, one of 40 in the United States and Canada. Read More

    May. 3, 2018

  • hands of elderly white woman in hospital with oxygen monitor on finger and iv in arm

    Sedative-associated delirium increases risk of dementia

    A Vanderbilt study of more than 1,000 intensive care unit patients around the country, nearly three-fourths of whom experienced delirium, showed that many drugs given to sedate patients in the ICU are actually increasing their chances of — and duration of — delirium instead of helping them recover. Read More

    Mar. 29, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Becker driven to help improve quality of patients’ lives

    Jonathan Becker, DO, the medical director overseeing Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) program, spends a fair amount of time explaining to patients what electroconvulsive therapy is not. Read More

    Mar. 29, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Panel explores issues surrounding gun violence prevention

    About the same time a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine panel discussion on gun violence prevention ended Feb. 14 in Light Hall, a heavily armed young man barged into his former high school in Parkland, Florida, and opened fire on students and teachers, killing 17 and injuring others. Read More

    Feb. 22, 2018

  • New members named to VUMC advisory boards, councils

    New members named to VUMC advisory boards, councils

    Twenty-three volunteer leaders have been named to fill positions on three of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) advisory boards and councils. Read More

    Feb. 15, 2018

  • Gift supports addiction medicine training program

    Gift supports addiction medicine training program

    The 2016 Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health, “Facing Addiction in America,” leaves little question about the growing problem of addiction. Read More

    Feb. 8, 2018

  • colorized xray of lungs

    Study tracks therapy to slow idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

    Investigators in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care have launched a pilot study to see if patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) can tolerate the addition of a commonly used antiviral drug to standard IPF treatments. The research team believes the drug may ultimately help slow progression of the chronic and progressive disease or reverse its course. Read More

    Feb. 1, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUMC’s Price thrives on building, nurturing lasting relationships

    One of the greatest gifts of being an internal medicine physician is the long-term relationships developed with patients, and for Jan Price, MD, those relationships span generations of families. Read More

    Jan. 11, 2018

  • arm with IV line

    Study seeks to aid diagnosis, management of catatonia

    Catatonia, a syndrome of motor, emotional and behavioral abnormalities frequently characterized by muscular rigidity and a trance-like mental stupor and at times manifesting with great excitement or agitation, can occur during a critical illness and appear similar to delirium. But the management strategies are vastly different. Read More

    Dec. 7, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Robertson leaves lasting legacy in clinical research

    When David Robertson, MD, sorted through 39 years’ worth of textbooks, journals and framed photographs in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Clinical Research Center (CRC) recently as he prepared for retirement, the memory that brought him to tears was a 30-year-old embroidery piece by his daughter, Rose Robertson Pink. Read More

    Nov. 30, 2017

  • elderly man lost in thought and looking out window in home office

    Study explores nicotine patch to treat mild cognitive impairment

    Three years ago Reece Dean, of Nashville’s Bellevue community, retired at age 69 from a career as a busy truck driver. Mary Ann, his wife, began to notice some changes in his memory and behavior since he was home more consistently. Read More

    Nov. 2, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Palmucci named CEO of Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

    Jeffrey Palmucci, who has served as the interim Chief Operating Officer for Vanderbilt-Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital since April, has been named the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, effective Sept. 18. Read More

    Sep. 7, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUMC study shows cesarean patients sent home from hospital with more narcotic pain medications than needed

    Most women who undergo a cesarean childbirth are prescribed more opioid (narcotic) pain medications than needed upon release from the hospital, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows. Read More

    Jun. 13, 2017

  • Friends of Children’s Hospital gift to enhance two programs

    Friends of Children’s Hospital gift to enhance two programs

    The Friends of Children’s Hospital, an organization of volunteers who support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has made its largest single gift — $1 million over three years — to be split between two Children’s Hospital programs: the Program for Children with Medically Complex Needs and Pediatric Cancer. Read More

    Jun. 8, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Chetkovich named chair of Department of Neurology

    Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Neurology and Physiology and director of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Neurology. He will join the faculty on Sept. 1. Read More

    May. 26, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Gillihan named CEO of Vanderbilt Home Care Services

    Kerry Gillihan, MHA, D.Sc., has been named president and CEO of Vanderbilt Home Care Services (VHCS), the home health care services of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Read More

    May. 11, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Reception celebrates VUMC’s community ties

    Nearly 400 members of the Canby Robinson Society and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) community joined together at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens recently for a reception celebrating the Medical Center’s shared commitment to healthy communities and to pioneer the future of health care. Read More

    May. 11, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUMC employees celebrated for their culture of caring

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s biggest asset – the 22,000 employees who through everything they do touch the lives of millions of patients and their families each year – were honored at last week’s “Celebrate the Difference YOU Make Every Day.” Read More

    Apr. 27, 2017