vanderbilt vision research center Archives
Calkins lands national award for research on blinding eye diseases
Sep. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt's David Calkins, PhD, has been selected by the Research to Prevent Blindness and Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology to receive the 2023 David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research.
Calkins named Assistant VP for Research at VUMC
Dec. 10, 2020—David Calkins, PhD, director of the Vanderbilt Vision Research Center and vice chair and director for Research of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has been appointed Assistant Vice President for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Study points to potential new approach to treating neurodegenerative diseases like glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease
Jul. 20, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have shown for the first time that when one optic nerve in the eye is damaged, as in glaucoma, the opposite optic nerve comes to the rescue by sharing its metabolic energy.
Glaucoma study finds brain fights to preserve vision
Feb. 22, 2018—A team of researchers, led by David Calkins, PhD, vice chair and director of Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, has made a breakthrough discovery in the field of glaucoma showing new hopes for treatments to preserve vision.
Vision conference brings together research groups from across the Southeast
Oct. 5, 2017—The Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) recently hosted the Southeastern Vision Conference to celebrate and share excellence in vision science.
Cytokine linked to blindness
Jun. 30, 2017—A signaling molecule called interleukin-6 may be a therapeutic target to prevent vision loss or nerve degeneration in glaucoma, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Event celebrates scope of vision science at VUMC
Dec. 3, 2015—Vision science at Vanderbilt has experienced tremendous growth in recent years.
Clues to retinal cell degeneration
Aug. 28, 2012—A reversible chemical modification of rhodopsin, a receptor for light, plays a role in the degeneration of retinal cells.
Minds wide open: Neuroscience at Vanderbilt
Apr. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University has emerged as one of the nation’s leading academic centers in neuroscience.