Oct. 8, 2009—Health care business leaders and experts tackle hot button issues in health care as Vanderbilt hosts the Health Care Business Alliance. Watch the Oct. 2 keynote speech by Randall Spratt, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer of McKesson Corporation.
Sep. 23, 2009—Concerned with the dramatic decline in the traditional media's coverage of newsworthy scientific and academic activities, Vanderbilt has joined with 34 other top research universities to create Futurity.org, an online news channel designed to showcase the achievements of their scientists and engineers, medical researchers and scholars.
Jun. 2, 2009—New research reveals that a cognitive behavioral program for teens at-risk of depression may help prevent future depressive episodes. However, the program did not show benefits for teens with a currently depressed parent.
Apr. 21, 2009—Current issues surrounding the national HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on the Nashville community will be explored at an April 25 conference at the Edgehill United Methodist Church.
Mar. 18, 2009—The keys to fixing the U.S. health care system are to hold people accountable for their actions; treat health insurance like auto insurance and tax individual's health care benefits said Larry Van Horn, a leading expert and researcher on health care management and economics.
Oct. 15, 2008—Watch video of an Oct. 15 forum on pediatric obesity, "Developing Unique Partnerships to Halt the Epidemic."
Oct. 14, 2008—Former United States Senate Majority Leader and transplant surgeon Bill Frist, M.D., is returning to Vanderbilt to lead a first-of-its-kind academic experience at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Sep. 3, 2008—Scientists have detected previously unnoticed chemical signals that individual cells in the immune system use to communicate with each other over short distances.
Jul. 22, 2008—Not all recovering alcoholics smoke cigarettes, but almost all of them drink coffee, according to a new Vanderbilt study suggesting that healthy consumatory behaviors could help addicts kick their habit.
Southerners living in U.S. cancer belt; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers study causes of malignancy
Jul. 21, 2008—The South is known for many things: hot, steamy summers, iced tea laced with sugar and friendly people with a tendency to welcome strangers. But beneath the veneer of Southern hospitality and gracious living lurks a silent killer: cancer. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have their own name for the southern region of the United States: the "cancer belt."
Jul. 18, 2008—Summertime activities can be fun but they can also place your eyes at an increased risk for long-term damage from the sun, or perhaps worse.
Jul. 15, 2008—Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., whose passionate advocacy for racial equality and diversity was shaped by his early exposure to the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders, has been named the university's 2008 Distinguished Alumnus. The Vanderbilt Alumni Association will honor Watkins, a noted cardiac surgeon, at an Oct. 22 dinner at the Student Life Center.