Mahadevan-Jansen and Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center resume lab activity with renewed purpose during Research Ramp-up
Dec. 4, 2020—When in-person research ramped down in mid-March due to COVID-19, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen and her team did not know when they'd be back in the lab, so they methodically preserved experiments. While preparing the lab for closure was not difficult, the team’s two-month absence created complex academic and financial challenges that they continue to work to overcome.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Crowe receives 2020 “Golden Goose” Award for COVID-19 research
Dec. 1, 2020—James Crowe Jr., MD, a physician-scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who has pioneered development of human monoclonal antibodies as potential treatments for viral diseases, has won a 2020 “Golden Goose” Award.
Kaiser’s KidTalk lab returns to early childhood language intervention research during Research Ramp-up to support kids with language delays
Nov. 25, 2020—Since the beginning of June, Peabody College professor Ann Kaiser and her team have been assessing the language development of toddlers over Zoom, discovering not only that virtual intervention works, but also that, in many ways, it may have unique benefits when compared to in-person intervention.
Nov. 23, 2020—Because many families may not be together for the upcoming holiday season and winter break, members of the Student Care Network are sharing suggestions to encourage having a gratitude mindset as a way to improve well-being and develop perspective.
Nov. 21, 2020—The next meeting of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s Parenting Group will be a check-in session for participants. There will be no guest speaker or facilitator—just an open discussion for parents to talk about how they are doing.
Nov. 20, 2020—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will extend its Art Adventures Enrichment Program through Dec. 18 to continue to support Vanderbilt University community members with children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Ridner returns to cancer patient research and care during Research Ramp-up to advance intervention studies
Nov. 20, 2020—When in-person research activities at Vanderbilt were put on hold in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing professor Sheila Ridner’s steadfast commitment to patients ensured that their care did not suffer.
Why does COVID-19 seem to spare children? Vanderbilt University Medical Center study offers an answer
Nov. 18, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and their colleagues have determined a key factor as to why COVID-19 appears to infect and sicken adults and older people preferentially while seeming to spare younger children.
Nov. 18, 2020—The Herculean effort by many across campus to allow Vanderbilt's mission to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic is just one reason to be thankful as the Thanksgiving break from classes approaches, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in the November edition of "The Open Dore."
Nov. 17, 2020—By popular demand, the Anchor Down. Step Up. Pop-up Store is open again for a limited time and features three new items.
Nov. 16, 2020—Many members of the VU community are preparing to depart campus when in-person classes and activities come to a close this Friday and undergraduates switch to remote instruction and prepare for the final exam period, which ends on Dec. 12. It’s important to remember that this period of transition is not an “ending,” but rather a planned shift due to the pandemic conditions.
Nov. 16, 2020—Younger parents were much less likely than older parents to say they planned to vaccinate their children and themselves against COVID-19.