January 19, 2017

Annie Marie Garraway, Ph.D., has created the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Scholarship in honor of her late brother, Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. The gift honors the memory of Watkins, who died in 2015, for his transformative leadership and service, his historical medical inquiry and the tremendous imprint he left on students and faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Read more...

MLK lecturer sees teamwork as crucial to health care diversity


David Gordon, M.D., dean of the University of Akron College of Health Professions, gave the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Monday at Vanderbilt, touching on the theme of teamwork as it relates to health care diversity. Read more...

Metastatic pancreatic cancer "reprograms" for malignancy


Metastatic pancreatic cancer, cancer that has spread from the pancreas to other tissues and is responsible for most patient deaths, changes its metabolism and is "reprogrammed" for optimal malignancy, according to new findings reported Jan. 16 in Nature Genetics. Read more...

Digestive Disease Research Center lands major grant


The Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center (VDDRC) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with a third consecutive five-year renewal of its federal research grant. Read more...

EpicLeap team announces first in series of demos


The "Getting to Know" series of recorded demos will give faculty and staff an inside look at eStar and focus on some of its more interesting features. Read more...

GRE may be poor predictor of science success: study


Since it was created in 1949, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) has been one of the most widely used requirements for admission to U.S. graduate schools. As a predictor of performance and success in graduate school, however, the exam is not without its critics. Read more...

Amount of daylight may impact serotonin programming


The duration of exposure to daylight, or the "photoperiod," may affect development of seasonal affective disorder by programming serotonin neurons in the brain, according to Vanderbilt University researchers. Read more...

Medical Center Staff Advisory Council meets monthly, seeks involvement from employees


The Medical Center Staff Advisory Council (MCSAC) is comprised of full and part-time, exempt and non-exempt, non-faculty employees of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The MCSAC responsibilities include supporting activities related to making VUMC a great place to work. Read more...

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