Vanderbilt research hub to examine issues faced by children at risk for poor health, education outcomes
Nov. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers will establish a new research hub to better understand the needs of some of some of Tennessee’s most vulnerable children.
Nov. 8, 2018—A $10 million gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist will endow a new center focused on supporting and developing the neurodiverse talents of individuals with autism at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering.
Oct. 26, 2018—A one-year $604,000 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development will allow researchers to to examine biological and phenotypic markers of Down syndrome.
Aug. 27, 2018—The Department of Education grant allows Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies to retain its status as one of the nation's top educational resources for subjects pertaining to Latin American society and culture.
Aug. 3, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt students from a diverse array of majors traveled to the Central American island of Utila, Honduras, for a research experience examining the impact of tourism on the underwater ecosystem.
Jul. 11, 2018—One of the first studies to examine the health impacts of legal marriage for LGBT individuals has found gay men were more likely to receive routine medical care following marriage legalization.
Jun. 4, 2018—Humans aren't the only animals who can learn vocal communication from others. By studying the process in zebra finches, we may better understand how it works in humans, too.
May. 24, 2018—The Shared Governance Committee recommends expanding the partnership between administration and faculty, with particular attention paid to enriched communication and broaden faculty involvement.
May. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s transformational Trans-Institutional Programs initiative heads into a fourth year with grants awarded to seven interdisciplinary projects that involve more than 60 faculty members.
May. 16, 2018—Ten projects involving 25 faculty and staff members have been awarded nearly $750,000 through the internally funded Library Collections Initiative to strategically bolster collections.
May. 15, 2018—Right under your nose but unseen by the human eye is the microbiome—the totality of microbes in an environment. The Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative, funded by a TIPs grant, is coordinating basic, translational and clinical scholarship to help unlock the mysteries of these bacteria, viruses and more. Learn about the initiative and its new website in this VU BreakThru blog post. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including University Courses, Research Scholar Grants and Discovery Grants—at the VU BreakThru blog.
May. 14, 2018—A data science institute, new faculty and technical staff, and expanded educational offerings are the key investments recommended by the Data Science Visions Working Group.