March 26, 2015

At last Friday's Match Day, graduating Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students and their family members and friends packed Langford Auditorium, anxiously waiting for the moment thousands of medical students across the country would learn where they would spend the next several years in their medical residencies. Read more...

Opry campaign tunes support for Children's Hospital


The Grand Ole Opry is marking its 90th anniversary this year, and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will be the first of nine charities to benefit during a campaign called "Cause for Applause." Read more...

"Docking stations" on chromosomes new anti-cancer target


Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered a cleft in a chromosome-binding protein that may hold the key to stopping most cancers in their tracks. The protein, WDR5, is a "docking station" for a family of transcription factors called MYC that is overexpressed in the majority of malignancies and which contributes to an estimated 100,000 cancer-related deaths each year in the United States. Read more...

Flexner Dean's Lecture presents "Perspectives from the Ebola Bedside: A Doctor Becomes the Patient," Wednesday, April 8


Ian Crozier, M.D., a graduate of the infectious diseases fellowship program at Vanderbilt, was the "mystery patient" being treated for Ebola at Emory. He spent 12 days on a ventilator and was on dialysis for 24 days. Crozier comes to Vanderbilt to provide unique perspectives from a dual citizenship as Ebola clinician and Ebola survivor. Read more...

Nominations for Vanderbilt Prize Scholar sought


Nominations for this year's Vanderbilt Prize Scholar are now being accepted. The deadline is April 24. Vanderbilt Prize Scholars are female graduate students in the biomedical sciences who are mentored by the winners of the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science. Read more...

CHANGE: Highland Avenue to be closed overnight, Monday, March 30


Highland Avenue will be be closed to traffic beginning at midnight, MONDAY, March 30, and continuing for six hours until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31. Read more...

Latest news from the VUMC Reporter is available online


The latest news from this week's VUMC Reporter is available at www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter. Read more...