Campus News

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    Law School Alumnus Elected Texas Governor

    Greg Abbott, JD’84, was elected governor of our nation’s second most populous state Nov. 4. Read More

    Dec 23, 2014

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    University and Medical Center Move toward Financial Independence

    Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced in November that the institution is embarking on a process to reconfigure Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a not-for-profit academic medical center that is financially distinct from the university. Read More

    Dec 23, 2014

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    Birthing Center to Open Next Summer

    Nashville-area families seeking midwifery care outside the traditional hospital setting will have a new option beginning next summer: an outpatient birth center. Read More

    Dec 23, 2014

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    Cardio-Oncology Program Focuses on Effects of Cancer Therapy on the Heart

    The Vanderbilt Cardio-Oncology program has fostered a collaborative relationship combining the expertise of cardiologists and oncologists to understand effects of cancer therapy on the heart. Read More

    Dec 23, 2014

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    John Seigenthaler: Champion of the First Amendment

    John Seigenthaler died July 11 at the age of 86 after a life that saw him serve as special assistant to U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy; suffer a brutal beating by segregationists while attempting to aid 1960s Freedom Riders; become a founding editor of what is now one of the nation’s largest newspapers, USA Today; and win the respect and admiration of generations. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

  • Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos

    Academic Strategic Plan Charts Vanderbilt’s Course

    Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, which will guide university investments in faculty recruitment, capital planning, academic programs and philanthropic priorities during the next decade, was unveiled by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Aug. 21 at the Fall Faculty Assembly. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

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    Tech Giants, Engineers to Create Standards for ‘Internet of Things’

    A new group called the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)—which includes Vanderbilt engineers and researchers in the university’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS)—announced plans in March to create engineering standards for the “Internet of Things.” Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

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    Technology Transfer Efforts Gain Steam

    Vanderbilt signed 101 licensing agreements with industry partners during fiscal year 2014, nearly 20 more than the record total set last year. Many transactions were in medical diagnostics, health care information technology, pharmaceutics, oncology and biotechnology. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

  • Vanderbilt Sports Medicine trainer Michelle Johnson

    Sports Medicine Provided Free to Area Schools

    For more than 20 years, Vanderbilt Sports Medicine has maintained a relationship with Metro Nashville Public Schools to ensure excellent care is provided to local athletes. Vanderbilt is now the official sports medicine provider to all 15 Metro high schools. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

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    Preschool Program for Children with Autism

    A preschool program for children ages 18 to 36 months with autism or suspected autism opened in July at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center (BWC), with plans to expand to children ages 3 to 5 in the near future. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

  • Raymond Harris

    New Center Takes on Kidney Disease

    Kidney disease is the eighth most common cause of death in the United States and affects more than 20 million people, yet many people don’t know they have it because kidney disease often develops slowly with minimal symptoms. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

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    Nursing Student Wins on Jeopardy!

    Nursing student Molly Lalonde was a four-night winner on episodes of the game show Jeopardy! that aired in June. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

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    Medical Students Focus on Frequent Users

    The School of Medicine is fielding one of 10 student teams participating in a project aimed at identifying the most frequent users of health care. Called “hot spotting,” this novel approach allows health care providers to zero in on “super users” in order to identify the reasons behind high utilization and to teach patients how to overcome them. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Joint Program to Produce Lawyers with Master’s in Finance

    Select law-school students also can earn a master’s in finance without increasing their time in school through a new program offered jointly by Vanderbilt University Law School and Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

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    Tall Order

    Professor Doug Adams directs a new School of Engineering lab that allows researchers and students to test advanced sensor systems that can rapidly detect early signs of failure in aircraft, automobiles and wind turbines. Read More

    Jun 18, 2014

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    Scientist, Strategist, Provost

    Susan R. Wente, a distinguished scientist who has served as associate vice chancellor for research at Vanderbilt for the past five years, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Read More

    Jun 18, 2014

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    Designed for Innovation

    Vanderbilt’s Board of Trust has approved construction of a seven-story engineering and science building designed to foster project teamwork and offer programs, instrumentation areas and core research space that will promote interdisciplinary work. Read More

    Jun 18, 2014

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    Big Data

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received an 18-month, $6.9 million award to set up a Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) that can reach millions of patients and speed the translation of research findings into clinical practice. Read More

    Jun 18, 2014

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    Early Start

    Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) and the Tennessee Department of Education are partnering to bring a novel intervention program to families of young children with autism in Middle Tennessee. Read More

    Jun 18, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Down with No-Shows

    Approximately 50 percent of Vanderbilt Medical Group text reminders get a response, compared to the roughly 30 percent response rate for VMG robo-calls. Read More

    Jun 18, 2014