Sep. 20, 2007—When biological molecules kiss, a new kind of biosensor can tell. A new and deceptively simple technique has been developed by chemists at Vanderbilt University that can measure the interactions between free-floating, unlabeled biological molecules including proteins, sugars, antibodies, DNA and RNA.
Sep. 18, 2007—Vanderbilt has received a $40 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) - its largest ever government research grant - to expedite the translation of laboratory discoveries to patients in the community.
May. 25, 2007—James Crowe, M.D., is a Vanderbilt professor of pediatrics, microbiology and immunology. Crowe discussed the concerns associated with possible influenza pandemic.
Jan. 29, 2007— Like a seed needs soil to grow and flourish, a tumor relies on its environment to grow and spread in the body -- something the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will be exploring more closely with the help of a new $6.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Jan. 6, 2006—Thomas Weisner, an expert on the mental health challenges and needs of teens with disabilities, will deliver the 2006 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Martin Luther King Jr. lecture Monday, Jan. 16, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Jan. 6, 2006—U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt has appointed Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Director Pat Levitt to the National Advisory Mental Health Council.
Aug. 31, 2004—Richard Woodcock, a world-renowned researcher of learning ability assessment, will present a lecture on historical advances in cognitive assessment on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. The lecture will take place in Room 241 of the Kennedy Center/MRL Building and is free and open to the public.
Dec. 1, 2003—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development will host a workshop for children who have a sibling with special needs on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May. 28, 2003—Vanderbilt's first robotic surgical procedure was performed in mid May by Dr. Joseph A. Smith Jr., William L. Bray Professor and Chair of Urologic Surgery. Smith used VUMC's new $1 million-plus Da Vinci Surgical System, built by Intuitive Surgical, to perform a radical prostatectomy.