November 15, 2012

Science is on the verge of any number of breakthroughs just as it faces massive cutbacks in federal money because of the federal budget deficit, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told attendees of the Global South Summit. Read more...

Balser, Roden discuss personalized medicine at Global South Summit


"Personalized medicine--the effort to tailor health care to understand individual patients' needs, genetic profiles and circumstances--is a big emphasis at Vanderbilt University Medical Center,' said Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser, M.D.,Ph.D., in his opening statement to a panel discussing personalized medicine at the Global South Summit Nov. 14. Read more...

VUMC nurses debut new set of bylaws


VUMC Nursing conducted its 2012 Bylaws Convention earlier this week. The Nursing Bylaws are reviewed and amended every two years to ensure they are an up--to-date governing guide for VUMC's nearly 6,000-member nursing workforce. Read more...

Study tracks antioxidants' role in prostate tumor growth


Treating mice that develop an early stage of prostate cancer with antioxidants increases the proliferation of cells in the pre-cancerous lesions. The findings, reported in the journal PLoS ONE, provide insight into the recent controversy regarding antioxidants and prostate cancer prevention. Read more...

New faculty profile: Patrick Grohar brings a competitive spirit to childhood cancer research


Bad handwriting may have led Patrick Grohar, M.D., to a rather impressive career. "My third-grade teacher told me my handwriting was so bad that I should be a doctor," joked Grohar, assistant professor of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology. Read more...

Join the Vanderbilt conversation: What are you giving thanks for this year?


As 2012 draws to a close, it's time to reflect on the past year. Vanderbilt community, what are you giving thanks for this year? Read more...