August 2, 2012

Kathleen Gould, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for Biomedical Sciences and director of the Office of Graduate Student Support at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Read more...

Doctors see rise in tick-borne illnesses and other insect-related infections


Hot and humid temperatures across the Southeast may have people feeling lethargic, but conditions are perfect for active ticks and mosquitos. Insects are out in abundance and reaping the benefits from a mild winter and an early spring. Read more...

VHVI reaches milestone in heart valve procedures


Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute recently performed its 100th transcatheter aortic heart valve-replacement (TAVR) on 91-year-old Murline Westover from Lavinia, Tenn. Vanderbilt performed its first TAVR in July 2011 when it embarked on the clinical trial of Medtronic's CoreValve. Read more...