Reporter March 8 2019

The grand staircase in the lobby of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital was closed for 14 months while construction crews installed two additional elevators. The staircase, which connects the main lobby to the second floor of the hospital, reopened Feb. 25.

Children’s Hospital staircase and full lobby reopen

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt reopened its hallmark grand staircase and full lobby Feb. 25, marking a significant milestone in the hospital expansion which is entering the final stages before the first two new floors open later this year.

Vanderbilt scientists report new modeling of brain signaling

The release of neurotransmitters and hormones in the body is tightly controlled by complex protein machinery embedded in cell membranes.

Symposium explores prevention of HPV-associated cancers

Physicians and researchers from across the country came to the Vanderbilt Symposium on HPV Infections and Associated Cancers on March 1 to discuss screening and prevention strategies for the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Brain aging occurs at accelerated rate in patients with psychosis

According to a new study by Vanderbilt researchers, normal brain aging patterns in patients with a psychotic disorder occur at an accelerated rate, impacting the patient’s cognitive functioning and suggesting treatment intervention in the early psychosis period may improve long-term outcomes.

Vanderbilt mourns cancer researcher Stephen Hann

Stephen Hann, PhD, professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, died Feb. 27. He was 67.

Telemedicine holds promise for quick diagnosis of autism

Although increasing evidence shows that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be accurately identified during their second year of life, the average age of diagnosis in both Tennessee and across the country remains well above 4 years of age.

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