Reporter April 24 2015

Watkins memorial service to be April 30

A memorial service celebrating the life of Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., renowned cardiac surgeon, champion of racial equality and diversity, and the first African-American to be admitted to and graduate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), will be held Thursday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at Vanderbilt’s Benton Chapel. Dr. Watkins died April 11.

Brooks, Spalding tune up music industry support

Donating your own money, time and energy to a charitable cause is one thing. Asking friends and colleagues to join you in pursuit of a fundraising goal is something altogether different.

VU mourns loss of noted ophthalmologist Elliott

A Celebration of Life service for James Howard Elliott, M.D., will be held Sunday, May 17, at noon at Benton Chapel.

illustration of cholesterol blockage

VU team explores new cholesterol processing pathway

A zebrafish model of a rare genetic disease has revealed an unexpected regulatory pathway for cholesterol absorption and processing.

spine x-rays

Study reveals biomarker of post-injury spinal cord function

Vanderbilt University researchers have demonstrated, for the first time in a primate model, that injury disrupts neural signaling in the spinal cord and that these changes can be measured non-invasively with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Event celebrates new holders of endowed chairs at Vanderbilt

Seven faculty members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration on Wednesday at the Student Life Center.

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