Female scientists share advice at first-ever symposium
May. 2, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s first Women in Science Symposium, held April 29, featured prominent female scientists discussing the role of women in scientific leadership positions. In addition, couples in science shared their advice and experience for maintaining a work-life balance. Keynote presentations were given by Madeleine Joullié, Ph.D., professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, and...
National cancer prevention study enrolls 168 at Vanderbilt
May. 2, 2013—Rose Vick, MSN, instructor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has blood drawn during Cancer Prevention Study-3 enrollment on April 25. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the goal of the nationwide study is to examine a wide spectrum of lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic risk factors linked to cancer risk and death. Vanderbilt served...
Awards given at Postdoctoral Research Symposium
May. 2, 2013—Jennifer Noto, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Richard Peek, M.D., receives the 2013 Postdoc of the Year award from Ann Price, M.D., associate dean for Alumni Affairs, during the 7th annual Postdoctoral Research and Shared Resources Symposium on Tuesday. Rebecca Cook, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cancer Biology, and F. Peter (Fred) Guengerich, Ph.D.,...
White coat donors recognized
May. 2, 2013—Reid Thompson, M.D., center, and wife Lorraine Ware, M.D., front, share some wisdom with their white coat recipients, first-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students Krystian Kozek, left, and Jonathan Knowlton. Thompson and Ware are sponsoring the students as part of VUSM’s White Coat Sponsorship Program. The traditional short, white lab coats are distributed to...
Visiting Scholar Parello receives France’s highest honor
May. 2, 2013— Joseph Parello, Ph.D, visiting scholar in the Department of Pharmacology, received the insignia of the Knight of the Legion of Honor April 30 in Cohen Memorial Hall on Vanderbilt’s campus. Created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, the Legion of Honor is the highest decoration of France. It recognizes distinguished service to the French Republic...
Blackburn presented ophthalmology Visionary Award
May. 2, 2013—Paul Sternberg, M.D., George Weeks Hale Professor of Ophthalmology, chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, presented U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) with the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 2013 Visionary Award. The Visionary Award was created to recognize Members of Congress who make a significant contribution to ophthalmology. Members...
May. 2, 2013—David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics, was one of many well-wishers to congratulate Margurite L. Douglas, medical technologist in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, at a retirement party in her honor last week. Douglas retired after 62 years of service to Vanderbilt. (Photo by Steve Green)
Nashville Dancin’ to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
May. 2, 2013—On April 23, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced the return of popular music series, “Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General.” The free event, formerly known as Dancin’ in the District, will host local and national talent Thursday nights throughout the summer kicking off June 13 and continuing through Aug. 1 on Nashville’s Riverfront Park. Monroe...
Taking the ‘noise’ out of protein data
May. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a novel algorithm to improve results from proteomic studies.
Fava beans’ impact on urine sodium
Apr. 29, 2013—Eating fava beans increases dopamine in blood and urine, but does not stimulate urinary sodium excretion.
Factor reduces virus-related asthma attacks
Apr. 26, 2013—An immune system factor associated with severe asthma may actually reduce asthma attacks induced by viral infections.
Events honor, celebrate VU’s women scientists
Apr. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is celebrating its women scientists with five events this month that feature inspiring women sharing their research achievements and lives.