Oct. 5, 2012—The goal of the Adaptive Vehicle Make program is to develop software to test vehicle designs before they are built.
Oct. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the then-world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.
Sep. 28, 2012—“Energy and Environmental Policy at a Crossroads: The 2012 Election,” a talk by Washington Post reporter Juliet Eilperin, will take place Oct. 8 at 12:05 p.m. at the Law School’s Hyatt Room.
Sep. 28, 2012—The Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems has been awarded a $17.2 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to accelerate the Android Mobile Middleware Objects (AMMO2) project. The contract was announced Sept. 19.
Sep. 26, 2012—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is going pink during October to show its support for breast cancer awareness. LifeFlight medical crews will wear a special pink name badge on their flight suits and other staff will wear pink golf shirts.
Sep. 24, 2012—Harvard physician and anthropologist Arthur Kleinman will discuss “Stigma and Human Rights: Their Role in Global Health” from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 2 in Light Hall, Room 208. Kleinman’s talk is the annual Felts Lecture and part of the Flexner Deans Lecture Series at Vanderbilt School of Medicine.
Sep. 24, 2012—The Gerontology Continuing Education series will host events on Oct. 5, 12 and 19 at Meharry Medical College.
Sep. 21, 2012—Dr. Herman A. Taylor leads the largest community-based study of cardiovascular disease in African Americans ever launched by the NIH. Hear his lecture, “Profiling Heart Health and Heart Risk in a Southern African American Population,” at noon on Sept. 26, at 208 Light Hall.
Sep. 20, 2012—Two mechanical engineering graduate students and their professor have received the Wyss Institute-IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Award for Translational Research for their work on a robotic leg prosthesis, selected from submissions by biomedical engineers and scientists from academic institutions worldwide.
Sep. 19, 2012—Daphne Koller will present her ground-breaking work in free, universally accessible college education as the first guest speaker in the 2012-13 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Series.
Sep. 14, 2012—“Call the Midwife,” a British drama about the lives of midwives working in the East End of London in the 1950s, will have a free preview showing of an episode at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.
Sep. 13, 2012—Patrick Grohar, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant last week for his research into potential drug therapies for Ewing sarcoma, a cancer of the bone. Hyundai’s most recent donation to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is the largest one-time grant the company has given to a pediatric cancer researcher...