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Minds Wide Open

Minds Wide Open

In a suite of laboratories atop a gleaming glass-walled tower, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are designing radical new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and an inherited form of autism. A block away in a steel-shielded basement, children read aloud while their brains are being scanned in a doughnut-shapedRead More

Honky-Tonk Heroes and Healing Hands

Honky-Tonk Heroes and Healing Hands

Songwriter Harlan Howard said it best: “Country music is three chords and the truth.” Out of that simple formula has come a genre that defines the Nashville sound and its worldwide community of listeners. Where the only cure for a broken heart is to sing about it. Where tractors andRead More

Hothouse for Scientists

Hothouse for Scientists

Experience, so they say, is the best teacher. But when it comes to cutting-edge laboratory-based research, hands-on work often is the exclusive purview of graduate students and faculty. So how does an undergraduate student interested in research go about obtaining the experience and exposure that can help launch a career?Read More

The President’s Corner

The President’s Corner

While the Vanderbilt Alumni Association doesn’t hold caucuses, primaries or candidate debates, we do engage annually in the very important task of selecting new volunteer leadership and recognizing outstanding alumni. That said, I would like to call your attention to three nomination processes that are currently under way and toRead More

Podcasts for Career Advice

Podcasts for Career Advice

The Vanderbilt Alumni Association now offers podcasts for alumni in career transition. Featuring several different career experts, these videos offer tips and other advice on best practices to help with your job search. Access them at vanderbilt.edu/alumni/career. Remember that the Alumni Association is a great source for career help. YouRead More