Reporter April 19 2013
Apr. 18, 2013—Health disparities between white and black adults in the South are not connected to a lack of exercise but more likely related to other factors such as access to health care, socioeconomic status and perhaps genetics, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLoS ONE.
Apr. 18, 2013—An international team of scientists, including six from Vanderbilt University, has identified the first unique genetic determinants of body mass index (BMI) in people of African ancestry.
Apr. 18, 2013—The Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), founded at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary with a guest lecture by Suzanne Prevost, Ph.D., RN., president of the nursing research honor society.
Apr. 18, 2013—A strategy for commercializing a wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) has won top honors at this year’s TechVenture Challenge.
Apr. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s Psychotic Disorders Clinic has become a leader in the region for the initial assessment and treatment of young adults suffering from their first psychotic break.
Apr. 18, 2013—Nobel laureate Michael Brown, M.D., whose research paved the way for the development of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 25.