Research

  • 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

  • Vanderbilt University

    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

  • Vanderbilt University

    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

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: Ingenious Inventions

    In the latest VUCast: Check out some creative inventions by Vanderbilt students; see how a "bionic man" has ties to Vanderbilt; and learn details about a new academic building under construction on campus. All this and more in the latest VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast. Watch now. Read More

    May 21, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Prominent scientist, respected administrator Susan Wente named Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs

    After an extensive national search, Susan R. Wente has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today. Read More

    Apr 28, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Two Vanderbilt professors awarded 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships

    Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science professors Ken Catania and Helmut Smith are among 178 scholars, artists and scientists named 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellows. Read More

    Apr 11, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Awards honor dedicated efforts of research staff

    Krassimira Garbett, Ph.D., Patricia “Cookie” Minton, R.N., and Kent Shaddox are the recipients of the 2013 Research Staff Awards at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read More

    Jan 16, 2014

  • Vanderbilt Divinity School (Vanderbilt University)

    Listen: Divinity professor offers new look at Book of Judges

    Jack M. Sasson, the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible, offers a new appreciation of the first 12 chapters of the book of Judges in a forthcoming book that is part of the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary Series. Read More

    Dec 6, 2013

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    Second annual Golden Goose Awards presented in Washington

    The Golden Goose Award recognizes significant contributions to scientific understanding through federally funded basic research—research conducted with the goal of increasing scientific understanding rather than providing a solution to a specific problem. Read More

    Sep 20, 2013

  • Government and medicine

    Vanderbilt Medicine: The sequestration era

    Efforts by the federal government to control the nation’s spiraling budget deficit, including sequestration that took effect on March 1, have created the potential for significant impact to Medicare’s long-standing support for graduate medical education and could limit the ability of the nation’s academic medical centers to care for patients and train the next generation of physicians, says Donald Brady, senior associate dean of Graduate Medical Education for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Read More

    Sep 18, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Controversial info release aids VUMC bird flu research

    Vanderbilt research shows that human antibodies to the natural strain of H5N1 also protected against a dangerous lab-created airborne strain developed several years ago by scientists in the Netherlands and at the University of Wisconsin. Read More

    Sep 5, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    $10M grant establishes center to boost outcomes for children with learning disabilities

    A team of Vanderbilt professors will develop new math and reading strategies aimed at improving student success with the support of a new $10 million federal grant. Read More

    Aug 27, 2013