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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

Keep Your Vanderbilt Connections Strong

Keep Your Vanderbilt Connections Strong

The Vanderbilt Alumni Association seeks to expand its shared interest groups, which bring together alumni with a common interest or connection, such as undergraduate student organizations, sports, clubs, social/ethnic groups and more. These groups can come together for educational and social events, networking, and connecting with on-campus groups—essentially functioning asRead More

Shots Heard Round the World

Shots Heard Round the World

“Flulapalooza,” a drill of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mass vaccination plan, broke the Guinness world record for most vaccinations given in an eight-hour period. Free flu vaccines were given to 12,850 Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students and volunteers during the October event—more than doubling the previous record. Forty-four nurses at aRead More

Contributors for the Spring 2012 Issue

Contributors for the Spring 2012 Issue

Helen Hudson Helen Hudson, MEd’94, has enjoyed a varied career: high school English teacher, songwriter, recording artist, actress, therapist, speaker and author. Her memoir, Kissing Tomatoes, which details the 13 years she and her husband cared for her grandmother with Alzheimer’s disease, was profiled recently in Counseling Today, and sheRead More

Vanderbilt Magazine Staff – Spring 2012

Vanderbilt Magazine Staff – Spring 2012

Editor GayNelle Doll Art Director and Designer Donna DeVore Pritchett Editorial Associate Editor and Production Manager Phillip B. Tucker Arts & Culture Editor Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81 Class Notes and Sports Editor Nelson Bryan, BA’73 Photography and Imaging Director, Photography Services Daniel Dubois Photographers Steve Green, Joe Howell, Anne Rayner,Read More

Training Program Assesses Returning Soldiers’ Mental Health Needs

Training Program Assesses Returning Soldiers’ Mental Health Needs

With the official end of the U.S. war in Iraq and the return home of thousands of service members, Vanderbilt researchers are working with the Department of Defense to ensure mental health concerns associated with deployments are not overlooked. Faculty and staff of Vanderbilt School of Medicine are conducting workshopsRead More