Author: Bill Snyder
Lippincott-Schwartz to discuss cellular secrets at Discovery Lecture
Apr. 11, 2013—Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D., whose pioneering imaging techniques have helped reveal the surprisingly fast-paced inner life of the cell, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 18.
Cancer studies reveal new genetic variants
Apr. 4, 2013—The future of cancer is becoming clearer. And it’s not looking so good for cancer.
Pharmacology forum to explore neurobiology of criminal behavior
Apr. 4, 2013—“The Neurobiology of Criminals” is the theme of the 22nd annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum, April 11 in 208 Light Hall.
Symposium to offer look at latest infectious diseases imaging research
Apr. 4, 2013—The latest research on imaging infectious diseases will be discussed during a mini-symposium noon to 5 p.m., April 12, at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.
Harvard’s Kathiresan set for Wilkinson Lecture
Apr. 4, 2013—Sekar Kathiresan, M.D., director of Preventive Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, will deliver the ninth annual Grant R. Wilkinson Distinguished Lecture in Clinical Pharmacology on Thursday, April 11.
Technology transfer efforts bolstered by recent agreements
Mar. 28, 2013—Last month, Vanderbilt University announced a collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline, a leading pharmaceutical and consumer health care company, to develop potential new drugs for severe obesity.
Foundation lauds graduate student’s melanoma research
Mar. 28, 2013—Katherine Hutchinson, a third-year graduate student in Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University, has won a $10,000 Research Scholar Award from the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation.
New holders of endowed chairs honored
Mar. 21, 2013—Seven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for outstanding academic achievements March 19 during a celebration at the Student Life Center.
Nominations sought for Vanderbilt Prize Scholar
Mar. 21, 2013—Nominations for this year’s Vanderbilt Prize Scholar — a singular honor for female graduate students in the biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt University — are now being accepted. The deadline is April 8.
Whitsett set for Flexner Discovery Lecture
Mar. 21, 2013—Jeffrey Whitsett, M.D., chief of the Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 28.
Novel push-pull action clue to brain disorders
Mar. 21, 2013—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered a new “push-pull” mechanism in the brain that one day could lead to new treatments for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, as well as stress-related disorders and addiction.
New center to focus on treating, preventing TB
Mar. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt University has established a tuberculosis center to expand and extend efforts to improve the treatment and prevention of this often fatal disease here and around the world.