Shade Tree Trot
Apr. 25, 2013—Last Saturday’s Shade Tree Trot drew more than 700 runners and walkers to the Vanderbilt campus.
Food variety drives overeating in mouse model of obesity syndrome
Apr. 25, 2013—Dietary variety – not high-fat or sugary foods – appears to stimulate overeating in a mouse model of an inherited obesity syndrome.
Vanderbilt Police establishes new emergency preparedness unit
Apr. 19, 2013—The Vanderbilt University Police Department has established a new unit dedicated to preparing for and managing emergency situations, such as those related to severe weather, large special events, dignitary visits and Vanderbilt sporting events and concerts.
Lack of exercise not a factor in health disparities
Apr. 18, 2013—Health disparities between white and black adults in the South are not connected to a lack of exercise but more likely related to other factors such as access to health care, socioeconomic status and perhaps genetics, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLoS ONE.
Wang to lead Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Apr. 18, 2013—Thomas Wang, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.
BMI gene study expands to people of African ancestry
Apr. 18, 2013—An international team of scientists, including six from Vanderbilt University, has identified the first unique genetic determinants of body mass index (BMI) in people of African ancestry.
Vanderbilt’s Hong, Niswender elected to ASCI
Apr. 18, 2013—Charles Hong, M.D., Ph.D., and Kevin Niswender, M.D., Ph.D., have been elected to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), one of the nation’s most respected medical honor societies.
Nursing society chapter celebrates 60th anniversary
Apr. 18, 2013—The Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), founded at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary with a guest lecture by Suzanne Prevost, Ph.D., RN., president of the nursing research honor society.
‘Challenge’ reveals students’ tech transfer ingenuity
Apr. 18, 2013—A strategy for commercializing a wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) has won top honors at this year’s TechVenture Challenge.
Clinic helps foster recovery from initial psychotic breaks
Apr. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s Psychotic Disorders Clinic has become a leader in the region for the initial assessment and treatment of young adults suffering from their first psychotic break.
UT Southwestern’s Brown set to deliver Flexner Discovery Lecture
Apr. 18, 2013—Nobel laureate Michael Brown, M.D., whose research paved the way for the development of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 25.
VUMC Neurodiagnostic Program gains accreditation
Apr. 18, 2013—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Neurodiagnostic Program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).