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Dame Frances Ashcroft Discovery Lecture postponed

From left, Sheila Collins, PhD, Ryan Ceddia, PhD, and Heidi Hamm, PhD, and their colleagues have identified a potential new approach to reducing the global impact of obesity and diabetes. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Releasing a brake that drives obesity and diabetes

Vanderbilt researchers have uncovered a potential new way to help curb the rapidly rising worldwide prevalence of metabolic disorders, including obesity and diabetes.

Update: Dame Frances Ashcroft to deliver Sept. 14 Vanderbilt Prize Lecture

Renowned diabetes expert Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft, recipient of the 2023 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in 208 Light Hall.

Employing her background in counseling, Shannon Ontiveros brings compassion, advocacy and confidence to the Office of Faculty Affairs

Children had a field day on Oct. 19 exploring with Vanderbilt scientists the “great big world of tiny microbes” — bacteria, viruses and other germs. The third annual MEGAMicrobe event, hosted by the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4), was held at Granbery Elementary School in Brentwood. MEGAMicrobe’s goal is to make science fun and accessible. For more information, go here.

Free MEGAMicrobe interactive event set for Sept. 23

MEGAMicrobe, a free exploration of the world of microbes, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Gower Elementary School.

Rebecca Plowman, RN, was among the speakers discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted front-line health care providers.

How caregivers can reclaim what COVID-19 took away

Vanderbilt University Medical Center hosted an online “Bedside Matters” to discuss the toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on front-line providers of health care.

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