David Bader

Photo: Discovery trio

Vanderbilt’s Thomas Wang, M.D., left, Nancy Brown, M.D., and David Bader, Ph.D., explored the human determinants of cardiovascular disease and treatment at last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

Vanderbilt researchers to discuss heart disease, treatment at lecture

Three Vanderbilt University researchers on the cutting edge of discovery will discuss the “human determinants of cardiovascular disease and treatment” during the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Sept. 24.

Twelve Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows

Twelve members of Vanderbilt’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

Zic to pass baton on leadership of VUSM Admissions

Over the past eight years as Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s associate dean for Admissions, John Zic, M.D., estimates he’s made about 2,000 phone calls to let prospective medical students know they’ve been admitted. Personally delivering the good news has been one of his favorite aspects of the time-consuming job.

Heart illustration

Development and disease in the aorta

Smooth muscle cells that line the aorta differ in development but not in the adult, a finding that has implications for understanding aortic development and disease.

Bird’s eye view of gut development

A new map of the developing gut of quail offers valuable tool for studying intestinal diseases.