Graduate School Archives
Biomedical Sciences graduates driven by pursuit of discovery
May. 18, 2017—When Allison Norlander was visiting biomedical science graduate programs in 2011, she nearly crossed Vanderbilt off her list before she even visited. After six interview trips, she was worn out.
Commencement 2017 schedule
May. 11, 2017—Commencement begins at 9 a.m. Friday, May 12.
Wisecaver named Vanderbilt ‘Postdoc of the Year’
Apr. 21, 2017—Accomplished postdocs and faculty "Mentor of the Year" honored at annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association and Shared Resources Symposium April 19.
Four Vanderbilt graduate, professional schools score in top 20 in ‘U.S. News’ rankings
Mar. 14, 2017—"U.S. News & World Report" rankings are out for graduate schools and programs. See how Vanderbilt did this year.
Three Vanderbilt student teams advance to next round of ‘Nobel Prize for students’
Feb. 23, 2017—Three teams from Vanderbilt will compete for the Hult Prize, an international social entrepreneurship competition dubbed “the Nobel Prize for students.” These teams will advance to the next round of competition in hopes of winning a $1 million prize in start-up funds to launch their project.
New Physician Science Doctoral Program graduates first student
Feb. 2, 2017—As a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Bradley Richmond, M.D., saw a lot of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory lung disease caused most often by long-term exposure to cigarette smoke.
McCabe named associate dean of Graduate School and director of Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Jan. 5, 2017—As the inaugural head of this new office, McCabe is charged with building out its core programs, including professional development, and overseeing the rollout of the Academic Pathways Fellowship.
Vanderbilt earns top rankings, including a No. 1, for successful minority recruitment in master’s and Ph.D. programs
Dec. 12, 2016—"Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" has ranked Vanderbilt University No. 1 in the country for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to African Americans in the biological and biomedical sciences.
Type of psychotherapy matters in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
Dec. 12, 2016—A new study has found that the type of psychotherapy used to treat the gastrointestinal disorder irritable bowel syndrome makes a difference in improving patients' daily functioning.
Graduate student’s cancer studies land NCI support
Nov. 17, 2016—Kamakoti “Kami” Bhat, a fifth-year graduate student in the lab of David Cortez, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry in the School of Medicine, has achieved a “first” for Vanderbilt University.
VUMC investigators find pathogens work together to infect host
Nov. 3, 2016—Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus — two pathogens that frequently co-infect the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis — appear to cooperate with each other, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered. When pseudomonas is starved for metal by the host, it shuts down the production of factors that would normally kill staph, promoting a co-infection.
Bioluminescent sensor causes brain cells to glow in the dark
Oct. 27, 2016—A team of Vanderbilt scientists have genetically modified luciferase, the enzyme that produces bioluminescence, so that it acts as an optical sensor that records activity in brain cells.