Author: Bill Snyder
NPR’s Palca discusses state of science reporting
Nov. 1, 2012—Overly enthusiastic reporting about the promise of scientific discovery has contributed to a “backlash” against science in this country, NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca, Ph.D., said at Vanderbilt University last week.
Hamm’s research honored by Dutch pharmacology society
Oct. 25, 2012—Heidi Hamm, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Pharmacology, has won the 2012 Ariens Award from the Dutch Pharmacological Society.
HIV/AIDS-related efforts in Africa get $7 million boost
Oct. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt University has received a major federal grant — just more than $7 million in the first year — to extend HIV/AIDS-related technical assistance and training in the rural province of Zambézia, Mozambique.
Nobel in Chemistry reveals VU ties that bind
Oct. 18, 2012—Several Vanderbilt researchers have collaborated with this year's Nobel Chemistry winners.
NPR correspondent Palca to deliver Discovery Lecture
Oct. 18, 2012—National Public Radio Science Correspondent Joe Palca, Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 25. His talk, entitled “News and Science: A Marriage of Convenience,” will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Palca earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and has been...
Conte Center to host symposium Nov. 2
Oct. 18, 2012—The fifth annual Conte Center Symposium will be held from 1-6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium. Speakers include: Patricia Gaspar, M.D., Ph.D., Institut National de la Santé de la Recherche Médicale Elizabeth Hammock, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University Mark Ansorge, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center Rick C.S. Lin, Ph.D., University of...
Beauchamp, Vermund elected to Institute of Medicine
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.
VU Neuroscience Graduate Program recognized as best in the nation for 2012
Oct. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Neuroscience Graduate Program has been named the 2012 “Program of the Year” by the Society for Neuroscience.
VU scientists cheer Nobel Prize for stem cell research
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.
VU recruit’s work lights up genetic ‘dark matter’
Oct. 11, 2012—They’ve been called “junk DNA” and genetic “dark matter” — the long segments of the human genome (98 percent of it) that do not encode protein.
Quantitative and Chemical Biology Program takes shape
Sep. 27, 2012—The Chemical and Physical Biology Admissions (CPB-A) Program, an inter-departmental first-year graduate admissions program at Vanderbilt University, has been renamed the Quantitative and Chemical Biology (QCB) Program.
VU Research Studio Program lauded at AAMC meeting
Sep. 27, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Clinical and Translational Research Studio program has won the Award with Distinction for Innovations in Research Training and Education from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).