February 4, 2016

A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is offering a glimmer of hope to alcoholics who find it hard to remain sober because their abstinence is hounded by stubborn, difficult-to-treat depression. Read more...

Grant spurs research into trauma-induced vision loss


Tonia Rex, Ph.D., and colleagues at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute are working to uncover how best to treat ocular trauma, the fourth leading cause of blindness worldwide. Read more...

VICC joins other major cancer centers in HPV vaccine campaign


In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has joined 68 of the nation's other NCI-designated cancer centers in recommending increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer. Read more...

Vanderbilt's Denny to deliver Flexner Discovery Lecture today


Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S., who helped propel Vanderbilt University Medical Center into a leadership role in the national Precision Medicine Initiative, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 4. Read more...

Nominations due Feb. 8 for Johnson Award recognizing faculty leadership in equity, diversity and inclusion


Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Jan. 18 the establishment of the Joseph A. Johnson Jr. Distinguished Leadership Professor Award, to be awarded annually beginning at the 2016 Spring Faculty Assembly to a full-time, regular faculty member for distinguished leadership at Vanderbilt University. Read more...

World Health Week begins Feb. 8


World Health Week lectures and activities are open to all undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, faculty, and students from other schools. The events are sponsored by the VUSM Global Health Organization and Vanderbilt Global Health Case Competition. Read more...

VUMC's social media policy helps protect faculty, staff online


The social media policy is intended to help VUMC faculty and staff use social media effectively and without getting themselves or Vanderbilt into trouble. Read more...

Fallen off the resolution wagon? Vanderbilt expert offers four steps to get back on


We’re now more than a month into the new year, and those optimistic resolutions that greeted 2016 have—heavy sigh—not exactly worked out as you hoped. Read more...

Super Bowl weekend a perfect time to secure TVs against tip-overs, says safety expert at Children's Hospital


A child safety expert at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt says that before viewers focus on what's on the screen, they should take a minute to focus on the television itself. Read more...

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