Nancy Cox Archives
Jan. 13, 2020—An international research team has discovered a new genetic syndrome caused by mutation of a single gene and named it CATIFA, an acronym for its core symptoms.
Apr. 24, 2019—In a series of studies that volleyed between large databases and research in zebrafish, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a link between vascular biology and eye disease.
Apr. 18, 2019—Using a unique computational framework they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths in the Vanderbilt University Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute (VGI) has identified 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia.
Jan. 10, 2019—Pictured at the recent 2018 Precision Medicine and Health Disparities Collaborative Annual Meeting are, from left, principal investigators Maria Lima, PhD (Meharry Medical College); Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI (Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance); Nancy Cox, PhD (Vanderbilt); and Roy Weiss, MD, PhD (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine).
Jul. 26, 2018—An international team of researchers has integrated gene expression and disease association data to better understand the biological mechanisms of complex human diseases.
Dec. 11, 2017—Genetic counseling is one of the fastest growing health professions in the country. Demand for genetic counselors is far outpacing the number of trained specialists, prompting the creation of a new degree program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The Board of Trust recently approved a master of genetic counseling degree, and the first students are expected to enroll for the fall 2019 semester.
Mar. 16, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of four centers receiving a $15 million, four-year research award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide cutting-edge research on obesity as part of its sixth Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN).
Mar. 3, 2016—The Department of Medicine's Mini-Research Retreat is Saturday, March 12, from 8 a.m. until noon in Light Hall 208.
Feb. 19, 2016—Thirteen Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Feb. 18 at the Student Life Center.
Dec. 10, 2015—Nancy Cox, Ph.D., founding director of the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 17.
Nov. 23, 2015—Ten members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.