Jan. 12, 2011—Vanderbilt University’s innovative center that links the study of medicine to other disciplines will be headed by Dr. Jonathan M. Metzl, an expert in American culture, psychiatry and medical humanities. Metzl, currently director of the Program in Culture, Health and Medicine at the University of Michigan, begins work at Vanderbilt in the 2011 fall semester....
Aug. 17, 2010—Hearing loss is now affecting nearly 20 percent of U.S. adolescents age 12-19, a rise of 5 percent over the last 15 years, according to a new Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) study co-led by Ron Eavey, director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and the Guy M. Maness Professor in Otolaryngology. Eavey,...
Jun. 10, 2010—Fizzy's Lunch Lab--an interactive Web series with cartoon characters acting out funny stories to emphasize the importance of good nutrition, a balanced diet and physical activity--has been nominated for a Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award. And there's a Vanderbilt connection.
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Apr. 16, 2010— The "real world" for medical students; a presidential appointment; discovering a new element; and they juggled what? It’s VUCast time for April 16.
Apr. 15, 2010— Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development was ranked as the best graduate school of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year.
Mar. 19, 2010—Sensitive issues about medical care for dying patients will be addressed in this year's Berry Lecture, sponsored by the philosophy department at Vanderbilt University.
Statement from Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeffrey R. Balser on health care reform legislation
Mar. 19, 2010—Vanderbilt University supports the comprehensive health care reform legislation pending before Congress. As one of the largest private employers in Tennessee and the home of one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, Vanderbilt cares deeply about the health and well being of its patients, employees, students and fellow citizens.
Mar. 16, 2010—The brains of psychopaths appear to be wired to keep seeking a reward at any cost, new research from Vanderbilt University finds. The research uncovers the role of the brain's reward system in psychopathy and opens a new area of study for understanding what drives these individuals.
Feb. 25, 2010—Physicist Andreas Berlind and human geneticist Marylyn Ritchie at Vanderbilt University have each won two-year, $50,000 research fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation aimed at encouraging promising young scholars.
Feb. 2, 2010—According to a just-released, large-sample study, the extent to which medical residents are involved in reporting safety incidents is limited, indicating a need for more institutional focus about how, when, why and where incidents should be reported.
Dec. 16, 2009—They’re on the frontline of the workday world – filling our coffee cups, trimming our hair, holding Sunday open houses – but workers in some service jobs in Tennessee are at a higher risk of not having access to health care coverage through their employers, according to a study conducted by researchers from Vanderbilt University’s...