Feb. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s annual celebration of Black History Month—a time to acknowledge and appreciate the history, experience and accomplishments of Black people on the Vanderbilt campus, across the country and globally—continues through Feb. 28.
VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Christian Ornelas–building next-generation optoelectronic devices with 2D materials
Feb. 12, 2021—The VINSE Spotlight Podcast interviews researchers associated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering to highlight the depth and breadth of discoveries and innovations related to the institute.
Feb. 12, 2021—Bruce Carter, professor of biochemistry and an associate director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, has been appointed to the scientific advisory board of the CMT Research Foundation, which shapes research directions and therapeutic development of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Feb. 12, 2021—A two-day virtual event Feb. 18–19 hosted by the Vanderbilt community will feature the creators of "The Black Trans Prayer Book," an interfaith collection of stories, poems, prayers, meditations and more about the experiences of Black trans and nonbinary people.
Feb 23: Vanderbilt experts on U.S., global politics discuss what led to Jan. 6 insurrection at U.S. Capitol
Feb. 12, 2021—A panel of political science faculty will examine the social, legal and psychological causes and consequences of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol during a live virtual conversation hosted by The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Feb. 12, 2021—Taking care of your mind and body doesn’t have to be hard work. The following are some suggestions from the experts at the Student Care Network on how to support your health and wellness while also having fun.
Feb. 12, 2021—Julie Carell Stadler, Kathryn Carell Brown and Edie Carell Johnson have made a commitment to endow a new chair in pediatric infectious diseases research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The inaugural chair holder of the Edie Carell Johnson Chair in Pediatrics will be announced this spring.
Feb. 12, 2021—The sixth annual Turner Family Center for Social Ventures Summit will be held Feb. 18–19 and feature innovators and thought leaders from across the social impact sector, including keynote speaker the Rev. Becca Stevens, founder and president of Thistle Farms.
Feb. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt University Information Technology has launched a new systems status webpage. The new webpage offers a view of real-time operational status of the systems the Vanderbilt community uses every day, such as Wi-Fi, email, Zoom, Brightspace and YES.
Feb. 12, 2021—Caregivers of people with dementia often face uncontrollable situations. Join Jennifer Kim and Kanah Lewallen of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing as they provide an overview of dementia on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Vanderbilt, Zambia researchers find delirium in hospitalized patients linked to mortality, disability in Sub-Saharan Africa
Feb. 11, 2021—Delirium, a form of acute brain dysfunction, is widespread in critically ill patients in lower resourced hospitals, and the duration of delirium predicted both mortality and disability at six months after discharge, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.
Feb. 11, 2021—Wei-Qi Wei, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and scientific director of the Precision Phenotyping Core at the Center for Precision Medicine, has been awarded a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue development of high-throughput software for quickly identifying traits of interest, or phenotypes, in electronic health records (EHRs).
Feb. 11, 2021—David Merryman has discovered that targeting a protein receptor in heart cells may limit a heart attack’s acute and long-term effects.
Feb. 11, 2021—Retrieval of clearer, more complete information from the EHR could go a long way toward improving predictive models of who will next be at risk of suicide, thereby improving care for patients with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Feb. 11, 2021—The Nashville area is under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. All Vanderbilt University classes will be conducted on their normal schedule. Staff who are considered “essential” should make plans, in collaboration with their managers, to report to work if they are safely able to do so.