September 11, 2012

The 2012 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science has been awarded to Yale University professor Joan Steitz, Ph.D., whose pioneering work has helped reveal and clarify the complexities of RNA and the roles that RNA molecules play in health and disease. Read more...

Vanderbilt University Medical Center icon O'Day mourned


Vanderbilt University Medical Center is mourning the loss of longtime faculty member Denis O'Day, M.D., director of the School of Medicine's Emphasis Program and professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Read more...

Roden to deliver Chancellor's Lecture on personalized medicine tomorrow


Dan Roden, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Personalized Medicine and director of BioVU and the John A. Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics, will talk about "Genomes, Hype and a Realistic Pathway to Personalized Medicine" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in 208 Light Hall. Read more...

Study tracks hormone's role in reducing preterm birth risk


Pregnant women who have had prior preterm births may avoid a subsequent early birth if given progestogens, which are natural or synthetic forms of progesterone, a female hormone that naturally increases during pregnancy, a Vanderbilt analysis shows. Read more...

From Vanderbilt Medicine: "Rebuilding Medical Education"


This fall Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is transitioning to an innovative, four-year curriculum that has been characterized as its most comprehensive education revision in decades. Read more...

This week's VUCast: driving design


This Week on VUCast: How engineering students are driving the next big idea for the U.S. military; Why is Vanderbilt seeing green?; and See how Vanderbilt is getting fans pumped up to Anchor Down. Read more...