Research Snapshot: Neuroimaging study discovers alterations in brain circuits that contribute to alcohol use disorder
May. 11, 2021—Research Snapshot: Neuroimaging research is the first to show an area of the brain’s role in early abstinence from alcohol, revealing key sex differences. Est. reading time 2.5 mins.
‘GQ’ magazine editor discusses COVID-19’s impact on addiction and art at Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research event
Apr. 28, 2021—Wide-ranging conversation addresses how creative culture and expectations of masculinity have shaped drug use, highlights the need to destigmatize addiction through science.
‘GQ’ magazine’s global editorial director to discuss addiction and art at Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research event April 21
Apr. 13, 2021—In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, the School of Medicine Basic Sciences will host a conversation between Will Welch, global editorial director of "GQ" magazine, and the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research on Wednesday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to noon CT.
Feb. 24, 2021—During the Research Ramp-up process, more than 3,000 Vanderbilt research personnel have returned to in-person research activities, while many others have continued remotely through perseverance and ingenuity. The efforts of the School of Medicine Basic Science's Danny Winder and the School ofEngineering's Ethan Lippmann are highlighted.
Apr. 8, 2020—Danny Winder and colleagues are teasing apart the actions of neurotransmitter receptors in a brain region linked to anxiety and addiction, with a goal of finding treatments for substance use disorders.
Three VU doctoral students receive 2019 Gilliam Fellowships to support diversity and inclusion in science
Sep. 3, 2019—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study to three Vanderbilt University doctoral students and their advisers. The grants are designed to support new scientific leaders and foster diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
Feb. 15, 2019—Danny Winder and colleagues have demonstrated how norepinephrine and a stress factor call CRF interact, which may lead to new treatments for stress-related disorders.
Mar. 12, 2018—Leading neuroscientist Lisa Monteggia has been named the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.
Dec. 5, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for their outstanding scholarship and research during a celebration at the Student Life Center Nov. 29.
Oct. 5, 2017—Nashville Mayor Megan Barry will speak during a “science day,” Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Belcourt Theatre hosted by the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research (VCAR).
Oct. 27, 2016—A team of Vanderbilt scientists have genetically modified luciferase, the enzyme that produces bioluminescence, so that it acts as an optical sensor that records activity in brain cells.
Aug. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt University researchers from diverse scientific disciplines are joining forces to help crack the stubborn mysteries of addiction through the new Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research.