National Institutes of Health Archives
Grants spur efforts to create molecular ‘atlases’ of organs
Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have received three grants totaling $13.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop molecular “atlases” of the brain, kidney, eye and other tissues.
Vanderbilt’s Terker wins NIH Director’s Early Independence Award
Oct. 4, 2022—Andrew Terker, MD, PhD, a physician scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who is committed to advancing the understanding and treatment of kidney disease, has received a 2022 National Institutes of Health Director’s Early Independence Award.
VUMC lands grant to build top-line biosafety facility
Sep. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is set to construct a state-of-the-art BioSafety Level 3 (BSL3) facility for research involving the COVID-19 virus, anthrax and other dangerous microorganisms.
Study explores clinical uses for polygenic risk scores
Jul. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to assess clinical outcomes and economic value of screening large, diverse health care populations for disease risk using polygenic risk scores.
VU, VUMC research funding surpasses $1 billion
Apr. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center received more than $1 billion in research funding awarded from external organizations in 2021.
Genome editing technique “rescues” mice from accelerated aging disorder: study
Jan. 6, 2021—Researchers from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the first time have used a novel genome-editing technique to “rescue” mice from progeria, a rare genetic disease that causes accelerated aging.
Bick receives NIH Director’s Early Independence Award
Oct. 6, 2020—Alexander Bick, MD, PhD, a new faculty member in the Division of Genetic Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received a 2020 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award.
VUMC’s Denny selected to lead national ‘All of Us’ program
Dec. 11, 2019—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Joshua Denny, MD, MS, vice president of Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to be the chief executive officer of the federal All of Us Research Program.
NIH bioethics expert Grady set for next Discovery Lecture
Oct. 10, 2019—Nurse-bioethicist Christine Grady, MSN, PhD, chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 17.
Gamazon receives NIH Genomic Innovator Award
Sep. 19, 2019—VUMC's Eric Gamazon is one of only six investigators to receive an inaugural Genomic Innovator Award from the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the NIH.
Johnson named to NIH Council of Councils
Sep. 5, 2019—The National Institutes of Health have announced the appointment of Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, to the NIH Council of Councils.
Undergrad conference explores physician-scientist’s path
Aug. 8, 2019—Physician-scientists are uniquely positioned to help solve some of the nation’s most formidable health challenges, Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, told college students from across the country last week during a conference hosted by VUMC.