School of Medicine
Sep. 16, 2020—Donna and Jeffrey Eskind, whose generous gifts have advanced Vanderbilt research that is improving lives, have made a new commitment of $2 million to endow a new chair in autism spectrum disorder research in the School of Medicine.
Sep. 15, 2020—Christianne Roumie has been named director of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Master of Public Health program, a two-year interdisciplinary program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
International collaboration with Vanderbilt scientists sheds light on rare exocyst mutations that cause severe developmental disabilities in children
Sep. 14, 2020—Mukhtar Ahmed, Christian de Caestecker and Ian Macara, in collaboration with geneticists from Australia and Italy discover novel mutations in the Exocyst, providing new understanding of a critical cellular protein complex.
Sep. 11, 2020—Gary H. Cheek, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general who has served as the inaugural director of Vanderbilt University’s Bass Military Scholars Program since 2019, has announced that he will be stepping down in 2021.
Aug. 28, 2020—Kathleen Montgomery, MD'15, made headlines this summer for a Facebook post she wrote in response to a conspiracy theory video regarding COVID-19. Her post, shared more than 200,000 times, pointed readers toward reliable sources of scientific information.
Aug. 27, 2020—Among the nine new Bass Scholars, who are pursuing graduate and professional degrees across several Vanderbilt schools, are a former Army Ranger who served in combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a Naval Academy graduate who flew jet fighter combat missions from an aircraft carrier, and two of the first female officers to serve in previously all-male Army field artillery units.
Aug. 26, 2020—Robert Edward Lee “Bob” Gotcher, BA’46, MD’49, of Hillsborough, California, died peacefully at home on Aug. 19 surrounded by family.
Turning Heads: The Vanderbilt Brain Institute has emerged as a hub of discovery as neuroscience’s influence expands
Aug. 5, 2020—The VBI recently marked its 20th anniversary, a span that has seen the institute’s wide-ranging missions—including administering the university’s Neuroscience Graduate Program, as well as postdoctoral training and community outreach—steadily coalesce under a single umbrella.
Jul. 6, 2020—Thinking about a career in public health? Explore multiple public health schools and programs during a virtual event on Wednesday, July 8.
Jun. 29, 2020—Six cross-disciplinary programs have been awarded funding for 2020 by Vanderbilt’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, a hallmark of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.
Leader in Vanderbilt drug discovery efforts, Craig Lindsley named interim editor-in-chief of ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science
Jun. 12, 2020—Craig Lindsley, William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine and university professor of biochemistry, chemistry and pharmacology, has been named interim editor-in-chief of the journal "ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science."
May. 28, 2020—A new paper proposes an ethical way to test drug safety during pregnancy by using electronic health data to conduct "virtual" drug trials.