Research – VUMC Reporter
Oct. 20, 2020—Craig Lindsley, the William K. Warren, Jr. Chair and University Professor of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Chemistry, will become director of Vanderbilt University’s Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, effective Dec. 1, 2020.
Aug. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt graduate student Isaiah Speight co-authors international call to action on improvements to diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
MoveVU travels on with $8.4 million from Tennessee Department of Transportation and Vanderbilt University
Aug. 4, 2020—Based on the success of the MoveVU sustainable transportation program launched in 2018, Vanderbilt University has received an additional $8.4 million, funded equally by the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program and the university, to scale up its activities.
Academic acceleration has no negative long-term effects on the psychological well-being of gifted youth
Aug. 3, 2020—A new longitudinal study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology from Vanderbilt’s Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth finds that there are no negative effects on the long-term well-being of gifted youth from academic acceleration such as skipping grades, graduating early, or a combination of advanced educational placement methods.
Jul. 31, 2020—New research shows surprising effects of interbreeding between Neanderthals and ancestors of some modern humans.
Jul. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt biomedical engineers have developed COVID-19 tests immune to supply chain shortages.
Vanderbilt, The Ohio State University are joint Founding Members of satellite mission ‘Twinkle’ to find potentially habitable worlds around nearby stars
Jul. 23, 2020—Following the NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission, Vanderbilt astronomer Keivan Stassun leads the next phase of discovery to find atmospheres like our own.
Jul. 22, 2020—Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development Autumn Kujawa, who studies the development of mood and anxiety disorders, has conducted one of the first longitudinal studies on mental health outcomes from COVID-19 and finds there is high potential for recovery when the pandemic situation improves.
Vanderbilt, Tennessee Department of Transportation awarded grant from U.S. Department of Transportation to enhance I-24 Smart Corridor development with Artificial Intelligence
Jul. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University researchers have been tapped to deploy artificial intelligence techniques to mitigate the frequency of traffic and accidents along the Interstate 24 Smart Corridor, which stretches from Nashville to Murfreesboro.
The discovery of a ‘negative regulator’ in the brain alters understanding of brain function and potential treatment of cognitive disorders
Jul. 21, 2020—Terunaga Nakagawa and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute discover new qualities of GSG1L, responsible for activity in the anterior thalamus.
Jul. 15, 2020—New research on cognitive flexibility points to a small class of brain cells that support switching attention strategies when old strategies fail.
Jul. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt awarded NIH funds to establish the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program to support diverse and research-focused undergraduates in biomedical sciences.