Nov. 18, 2018—The rate of smoking at Vanderbilt University has dropped significantly in the past 15 years, to only 4 percent, down from 9.7 percent in 2003.
Jan. 25, 2018—A new report issued by the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group calls clinician burnout a “hidden epidemic” and suggests that addressing it should be one of the highest priorities across the healthcare industry.
Jul. 26, 2017—The Vanderbilt Task Force for Empowerment and Well-Being, a group formed earlier this year to investigate and implement ways to prevent burnout among physicians, will be using an online tool to gather information in the next few weeks to help it with its work. An email containing a link to the tool was sent earlier...
May. 25, 2017—Melanie Swift, M.D., center, is joined at a recent farewell reception in her honor by Mary Yarbrough, M.D., left, executive director of Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness, and Lori Rolando, M.D., MPH, who succeeds Swift as director of Occupational Health for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).
Diet? Exercise? Sleep? Vanderbilt study identifies best immediate changes for long-term health benefits
Jan. 12, 2017—The project began with a question — among a list of 10 lifestyle behaviors, any of which a person can change immediately, which ones have the most impact on health?
Aug. 7, 2014—Vanderbilt earned a 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award for the second year in a row.
Jul. 31, 2014—The summer of 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Vanderbilt Faculty and Physician Wellness Program (FPWP). In 1999, Work/Life Connections–EAP, under the leadership of Executive Director Mary Yarbrough, developed a specialized program to offer psychological support to Vanderbilt faculty in all 10 university schools, as well as medical center house staff,...
May. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been named second in the world for its programs to enhance the physical and mental health and safety of its employees throughout the University and Medical Center.
Mar. 12, 2014—The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of nearly 400 large U.S. employers, has selected Vanderbilt University as a winner of an Innovation in Reducing Health Care Disparities Award.
Jan. 31, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been named one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America for 2014 by Healthiest Employers, an independent corporate wellness research and data analysis firm.
Aug. 20, 2013—As a new academic year begins, so does the work of a select group of faculty charged with addressing university issues and helping to plan for Vanderbilt’s future.
Jul. 6, 2012—A team of writers and reporters from VUMC News and Communications spoke to a selected group of Medical Center leaders about where they think the opportunities and challenges lie in the decade ahead, and the part that all of us play as we move ahead together.