April 16, 2015

A biennial independent economic analysis found that Vanderbilt supported 62,000 total jobs with wages and benefits in excess of $3.5 billion. The report noted Vanderbilt's role in providing an educated workforce, contributing to the commercialization of academic research and influencing community revitalization. Read more...

Karp takes new role as Department of Surgery chair


Seth Karp, M.D., professor of Surgery and Ingram Professor of Surgical Sciences, has been named the new chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Surgery. Karp succeeds Naji Abumrad, M.D., professor of Surgery and the John L. Sawyers Professor of Surgical Sciences, who has served as chair for more than a decade. Read more...

Exhibit celebrates impact of African-American surgeons


A National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, "Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons," is underway at the Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more...

VU team's cattle research may yield lung disease clues


Vanderbilt University researchers have found a genetic mutation that causes pulmonary hypertension in cattle grazed at high altitude, and which leads to a life-threatening condition called brisket disease. Read more...

Tissue regulation expert Nusse set for next Discovery Lecture


Roel Nusse, Ph.D., an expert in the regulation of tissue growth and development by Wnt signaling pathways, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 23. Read more...

Free screening event for head and neck cancer is tomorrow


Vanderbilt's Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center are providing free head and neck cancer screenings Friday, April 17, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The screenings are open to the public and no appointments are needed. Read more...

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