February 9, 2015

Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Annette Schaffer Eskind Professor and director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC), has announced plans to step down from her role as the center's director. To assist with the transition, she will continue to serve in this role until a successor is identified. Read more...

Trivedi named CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital


Harsh Trivedi, M.D., MBA, associate professor of Psychiatry, vice chair for Clinical Affairs for Vanderbilt's Department of Psychiatry, and executive director and chief medical officer of Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, has been named CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. He will remain administrative director for Vanderbilt Behavioral Health. Read more...

Harvard's Brown to explore mystery of anesthesia at Discovery Lecture


Emery Brown, M.D., Ph.D., a noted anesthesiologist, neuroscientist and statistician, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 11. Read more...

Medication disposal service debuts at VUMC pharmacies


New Medsafe collection boxes are now located inside pharmacies at Medical Center East, The Vanderbilt Clinic and Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. Read more...

New BRET course offers scientists business, management training


When it comes to discovery, scientists are among the smartest people around. They may not be as skilled at managing their labs or businesses, however. Read more...

Portion of 23rd Avenue closed Feb. 14


From 3 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, the portion of 23rd Avenue between Children's Way and the east entrance to South Garage will be closed so that maintenance can be performed on the electrical transformer located inside the garage. Read more...

From "Momentum": Heart Matters: Keeping cancer drugs from causing cardiac damage


In January 2011, Harriet Wilson of Hartsville, Tennessee, began to experience pain in her left side, under her rib cage. Her primary care physician ran some tests, ruling out heart problems and shingles. However, blood work revealed something ominous: elevated liver enzymes. Read more...