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Apr. 16, 2021—H. Rodes Hart and Patricia Ingram Hart, whose generous gifts continue to advance the mission of Vanderbilt University, have endowed a second chair in urologic surgery. Dr. Melissa R. Kaufman will be the inaugural chair holder.
Apr. 9, 2021—After graduating with a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences, Alissa Guarnaccia will begin a rare postdoctoral research position with health care biotechnology giant Genentech.
Apr. 8, 2021—Dr. James E. Crowe Jr., a physician-scientist on the front lines of global research to eliminate human susceptibility to COVID-19 and other illnesses, is Vanderbilt University’s winner of the 2021 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.
Apr. 6, 2021—Unique somatic gene mutations may contribute to racial disparities in the incidence of Wilms tumor — the most common childhood kidney cancer.
Apr. 1, 2021—A Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student-led effort has led to Dixie Place, the city street that runs between Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Central Garage and the Oxford House on 21st Avenue South, being renamed Vivien Thomas Way.
Mar. 30, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s graduate programs showed continued strength in the 2022 "U.S. News & World Report" Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released today.
Shot in the Arm: Groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine research by alumnus Dr. Barney Graham began at Vanderbilt decades ago
Mar. 17, 2021—The remarkable success of the COVID-19 vaccines began in a Vanderbilt lab decades ago, with the groundbreaking research of alumnus Dr. Barney Graham.
Feb. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt alumni Annie Moon, MSN’03, and Dr. Jill Moses, MD’91, confront a continuing COVID-19 crisis as they deliver health care to the Navajo Nation.
Pulling Through: For alumni working in VUMC’s COVID-19 unit, the pandemic has offered lessons in heartbreak and resiliency
Feb. 16, 2021—In January 2020, the accelerating spread of SARS-CoV-2 made it apparent that VUMC’s two-bed Contagious Disease Response Unit, created for the rare victim of Ebola or other more-isolated emerging pathogen, would not suffice if Nashville were to be hit hard. So administrators began planning for a major outbreak.
Feb. 12, 2021—Julie Carell Stadler, Kathryn Carell Brown and Edie Carell Johnson have made a commitment to endow a new chair in pediatric infectious diseases research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The inaugural chair holder of the Edie Carell Johnson Chair in Pediatrics will be announced this spring.
Ask an Expert: Why is it still vital to follow COVID-19 safety protocols upon receiving the vaccine?
Feb. 1, 2021—Vanderbilt University Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education and Professor of Medicine Donald W. Brady discusses the importance of continuing to follow COVID-19 health and safety protocols even after receiving the vaccine during the Spring Return to Campus Town Hall on Jan. 13, 2021.
Jan. 20, 2021—Michael Ashley Stein, co-founder and executive director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and visiting professor at Harvard Law School, will present “Mental Health, Involuntary Treatment, Legal Capacity and Human Rights” on Friday, Feb. 5.