Research

  • Vanderbilt University

    McNamara to step down from provost’s office Dec. 31

    Timothy P. McNamara, professor of psychology, will step down as vice provost for research and international affairs Dec. 31, concluding a one-year appointment to the role and more than a decade of service to the Office of the Provost. He plans to return to full-time research and teaching. Read More

    Dec. 14, 2015

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    Vanderbilt joins group to advance equity for women and girls of color

    Vanderbilt University is part of a multi-institutional effort to increase research and learning opportunities for women of color. Read More

    Nov. 16, 2015

  • Nominations sought for 2016 Mary Kay Foundation Cancer Research Grant

    Vanderbilt University may nominate one candidate for the Mary Kay Foundation Translational Cancer Research Grant program for 2016. Read More

    Nov. 13, 2015

  • Applicants sought for 2016 NCCN Young Investigator Award

    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Foundation invites proposals from young investigators with innovative ideas and an interest in improving the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of care provided to cancer patients. Read More

    Nov. 12, 2015

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    New ‘text mining’ tech tools boon for Vanderbilt researchers

    A partnership between the Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt Libraries can benefit the entire campus research community with the availability of new technology tools that include a 'back door portal' to LexisNexis Academic content. Read More

    Oct. 2, 2015

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    Team science symposium is Sept. 25

    Vanderbilt will host a one-day event to bring together colleagues across campus to support interdisciplinary team science. Read More

    Aug. 20, 2015

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    Vanderbilt researchers promise #WeWillNotGiveUp until diseases are cured!

    In the latest VUCast: Learn how researchers behind a life-saving social media campaign are promising #WeWillNotGiveUp; find out how your brain "sees" in the dark; and hear about the No. 1 ranking that's making Vanderbilt students happy. Watch now! Read More

    Aug. 17, 2015

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    Search to begin for vice provost for research

    Vanderbilt is launching a national search to find its next vice provost for research. Read More

    Jul. 20, 2015

  • U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at Vanderbilt's congressional reception in Washington, D.C. June 9.

    Chancellor visits D.C. to support federal research and education investments

    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos visited with members of Congress last week to discuss the recommendations of the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education and to encourage members to reach a budget agreement that allows for additional discretionary funding for important priorities such as research and education. Read More

    Jun. 12, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Zeppos asks Senate for streamlined higher education regulations

    Oversight of higher education has expanded to the point of undermining the ability of colleges and universities to function in a dynamic economy, testified Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Feb. 24. Read More

    Feb. 24, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: 3-D Printer Fights Malaria

    In the latest VUCast: See a powerful new weapon in the fight against malaria and how a 3-D printer speeds up the research; meet a little dog that won a big award; and hear the Melodores, winners of NBC's "The Sing-Off." Watch now! Read More

    Jan. 8, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: Shocking Eels!

    In the latest VUCast: Watch how some shocking predators lure their prey; learn how a supercomputer uncovered a hummingbird mystery; and see Vanderbilt's national baseball champs celebrate the holidays. Watch now! Read More

    Dec. 11, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Ambassadors visit Vanderbilt, review research

    Ambassadors from 26 nations visited Vanderbilt Oct. 31 and heard from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and two researchers about their work. Read More

    Oct. 31, 2014

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    Your smartphone wouldn’t exist without university research

    Last week, the Association of American Universities released an interactive graphic highlighting the research that made the smartphone possible. Read More

    Oct. 13, 2014

  • Student rocketeers on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah

    Aerospace Club Wins NASA Rocketry Competition

    For the second year in a row, students from Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club won NASA’s annual Student Launch rocketry competition, beating out teams from 31 other universities, including Cornell, Northwestern and Notre Dame. 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

    Building the World’s Largest Biomedical Informatics Enterprise

    Biomedical informatics is a science that draws connections between data and medicine, whether those data concern diseases, health care processes or human biology in the form of genomics and proteomics. Everyone who studies health records has the same goal: more precise medicine, leading to improved patient outcomes. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

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    VUCast: Bully Battle

    In this VUCast: See a trauma physician's innovative way to stop bullying; why your brain only needs a little junk food to be satisfied; and two reason why Vanderbilt is happy. Watch now! Read More

    Sep. 10, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Call for proposals: National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA). The OIA will support investigators with outstanding records of productivity in cancer research with up to $600,000 in direct costs per year for seven years to provide funding stability. NCI anticipates making about 50 awards annually. Vanderbilt may submit more than one application to this program, provided each is scientifically distinct. The OIA will allow funded investigators the freedom to embark on long-term projects of unusual potential in cancer research; the opportunity to take greater risks and be more… Read More

    Jul. 15, 2014

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    VUCast: Pet Partners

    In the latest VUCast: Learn more about the special role animals are playing for kids fighting cancer; find out how the sun could eat the Earth - and why it hasn't already; and see who you might know in our social media mashup. Watch now. Read More

    Jun. 10, 2014