Jul. 15, 2014—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 adventurous in their lines of inquiry; and sufficient time to develop new techniques. The applicant PD/PI...
May. 21, 2014—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.
Prominent scientist, respected administrator Susan Wente named Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs
Apr. 28, 2014—After an extensive national search, Susan R. Wente has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.
Apr. 11, 2014—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.
Dec. 6, 2013—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.
Sep. 20, 2013—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.
Sep. 18, 2013—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.
Sep. 5, 2013—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.
Aug. 22, 2013—Prescribing “atypical” antipsychotic medications to children and young adults with behavioral problems or mood disorders may put them at unnecessary risk for type 2 diabetes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.