Free webinar gives parents and students strategies to help pay for college

As an employee, you and your family have access to several resources to help you with the college admissions and financial planning process. Benefits-eligible employees have access to a College Coach from a team of college admissions and finance experts through our tuition processing vendor, EdAssist. The College Coach program also gives you free access to live presentations on important college preparation and financial topics, including the free webinar below.   Webinar: Strategies for Paying for College Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. CST

Free webinar to help caregivers spot warning signs of child and adolescent behavioral health issues

At least 17 percent of children and adolescents experience anxiety and mood disorders – many of which can be difficult to detect. Join Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, Wednesday, Oct. 27, for a free webinar designed to help caregivers spot warning signs of these common child and adolescent behavioral health issues. Autumn Kujawa, Ph.D., a Vanderbilt University Assistant Professor in Psychology and Human Development, and director of the Mood, Emotion & Development Lab, will discuss:

Reminder: Open Enrollment going on now through Oct. 29

As you know, Open Enrollment for 2022 benefits is going on now. You have until 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 29 to choose your benefits.  You must go through Open Enrollment: If you want to receive the $20 tobacco-free credit for 2022.  If you want to add or remove the spousal coverage fee of $100 per month for 2022.  If you want to contribute to a health care or dependent day care flexible spending account in 2022. You should also know:

Open Enrollment 2022: Open Enrollment documents translated in Spanish and Arabic

This Open Enrollment season, the Benefits Team is offering several ways for employees to get answers to their questions, including offering an Open Enrollment checklist and step-by-step Open Enrollment instructions translated into Arabic and Spanish. Visit the Open Enrollment website at to download these two documents or click the links below.

VUMC Employees Celebrate 40 Years of Service and Dedication

Four decades of service is an impressive accomplishment, worthy of praise and recognition. This year’s honorees have ushered in many of the Medical Center’s triumphs – from vital research in cancer care and clinical training to helping modernize our technological systems. They all deserve our congratulations and gratitude. Below are a few of their stories. Click here for a list of all staff members celebrating 40 years of service.  

VUMC Staff Wellness Check-In survey extended to Oct. 19

The deadline to take the VUMC Staff Wellness Check-In survey has been extended to Oct. 19. Please take a few minutes to tell leaders what resources are working in your area to help you cope during this recent COVID-19 surge and what additional support is needed to help you continue to make a difference to our patients across the region.