February 21, 2013

Dear Vanderbilt community, As a national research institution, we are a community comprising students, scholars and staff from every state in the nation and nearly 100 countries around the globe. With all that we do, we seek to tackle the biggest challenges facing society today and to pursue the many opportunities that our changing world provides. Read more...

Study finds Vanderbilt generated $8.6 billion economic impact on Tennessee


Vanderbilt University had an $8.6 billion impact on the Tennessee state economy during fiscal year 2011-12, according to an independent economic analysis released today. Read more...

This week's VUCast: Economic impact, smelling in stereo, and Vandy photographer with 2 million video hits


VUCast Newscast: The vital economic impact Vanderbilt is having on Tennessee. Stereo smelling in animals and a viral video by a Vandy employee with 2 million views. Read more...

Patient & Family Promise to be introduced next week


The Patient & Family Promise will be rolled out to the public next week. There will be two versions of the Promise, one for the adult enterprise and one for children and their parents. Read more...

Middleton named VU Health System informatics chief


Blackford Middleton, M.D., MPH, M.Sc., corporate director of clinical informatics research and development at Partners Healthcare in Boston, will join Vanderbilt later this month in the role of assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs and chief informatics officer for Vanderbilt University Health System. Read more...

Harvard's Kahn set for Discovery Lecture today


C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., renowned for his contributions to the field of insulin signaling and its role in type 2 diabetes and obesity, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 21. Read more...

Last days of Winter can be hard on eyes; Vanderbilt ophthalmologist offers care tips


Winter may be slowly giving way to spring, but the remaining cold days of the season can cause plenty of trouble for the eyes. Read more...