Oct. 18, 2012—New findings from Vanderbilt researchers may explain why only some individuals who have inherited mutations that increase risk for pulmonary hypertension actually develop the disease.
Oct. 18, 2012—They had just done a belly crawl in the Southport Saltpeter Cave in Maury County, Tenn., wriggling through a 90-foot-long shaft that was just a foot tall in some places, when Darrell Smith began acting strange. He took his helmet off, which the experienced spelunker would never do underground, and kept shining his headlamp in...
Oct. 17, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosted nine social workers with the CREAHI Campagna-Ardenne, a regional center in France that provides services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The visitors heard nine presentations, many by faculty and staff from the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders, on topics including assessment and diagnosis, family training and...
Oct. 17, 2012—R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences, and Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week.
Oct. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Vanderbilt Breast Center and the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing are joining to observe Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Vanderbilt Breast Center, located at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. This is Nashville’s and Vanderbilt’s first observance of BRA Day....
Oct. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Neuroscience Graduate Program has been named the 2012 “Program of the Year” by the Society for Neuroscience.
Oct. 11, 2012—Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity for Vanderbilt staff and faculty to elect the coverage that best suits their needs, will take place Oct. 17-31. As it was last year, this is an active enrollment, which means that all benefits-eligible employees need to make benefits elections.
Oct. 11, 2012—Sarah H. Sell, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, Emerita, one of the key players in the development of the childhood vaccine to protect against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children younger than 5, died Saturday, Oct. 6. She was 99.
Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Bill Wilkerson Center and the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences are offering new interdisciplinary outpatient programs for children ages 3 to 21 who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University scientists are cheering this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for recognizing the discovery that mature cells can be “reprogrammed” into other cell types — a finding which they said has electrified their work.
Oct. 11, 2012—When patients come to Vanderbilt’s new Center for Medical Weight Loss, the first thing medical director John Cleek, M.D., wants them to understand is how their bodies use energy.