Author: Bill Snyder
New endowed chair holders recognized
Dec. 20, 2012—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for outstanding academic achievements last week during a celebration at the Student Life Center. “An endowed chair is the highest academic honor that a university can bestow on its faculty,” said University Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty, Ph.D. “It’s really...
Nine faculty honored at endowed chair celebration
Dec. 13, 2012—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for outstanding academic achievements Dec. 12 during a celebration at the Student Life Center.
Novel gene linked to familial atrial fibrillation
Dec. 13, 2012—A rare genetic variant that occurs more commonly in families of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) may be a key to better understanding this common and potentially life threatening condition, Vanderbilt University researchers reported this week.
Nominations sought for 2013 faculty teaching, research awards
Dec. 13, 2012—Nominations are being sought for the 2013 VUMC Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards in Teaching (School of Medicine) and Research (School of Medicine and School of Nursing).
Hudson lands top award from matrix biology group
Dec. 6, 2012—Billy Hudson, Ph.D., an internationally known expert on kidney diseases at Vanderbilt University, is the recipient of the 2012 Senior Investigator Award from the American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB) — its highest honor.
Research training program seeks global impact
Dec. 6, 2012—For Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Ph.D. programs in the biomedical sciences, “diversity” means more than “international.”
Symposium highlights VU’s clinical, translational research
Nov. 29, 2012—Nearly $5 million in internal pilot grants to jumpstart research projects. A tripling in the number of clinical and translational research publications. Novel research tools that have been snapped up by scientists around the world.
Record number elected AAAS fellows
Nov. 29, 2012—Seventeen members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year.
Study seeks to ease HIV transmission rates in Nigeria
Nov. 8, 2012—Researchers at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) have received a major federal grant to study whether an integrated, family-focused approach can prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV — the AIDS virus — in Nigeria.
VUMC’s Denny lands award from informatics group
Nov. 8, 2012—Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine and a key contributor to Vanderbilt University’s personalized medicine initiative, is the 2012 recipient of the New Investigator Award from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
School for Science and Math students honored by Siemens
Nov. 8, 2012—Four seniors in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) have been recognized as semifinalists in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.
Genomic research gains ad-“vantage” with new resources
Nov. 1, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has stepped up its support of research aimed at cracking the mysteries of the genome, the master DNA code.