April 16, 2013

John M. Lutz, an information technology and financial management expert who most recently served as president of IBM Canada, has been named vice chancellor for information technology for Vanderbilt University. He began work April 15. Read more...

31st annual Research Forum is Thursday


The Research Forum will be held on April 18. The event will begin with poster presentations in the North Lobby of Light Hall from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and conclude with oral presentations in 208 Light Hall from noon-2:30 p.m. The Research Forum provides an opportunity to showcase research conducted at Vanderbilt by VUMC house staff and medical students. Read more...

From The Reporter: Therapy helps regenerate child's undeveloped bones


Four years ago, Janelly Martinez-Amador was confined to a bed, unable to move even an arm or lift her head. At age 3, the fragile toddler had the gross motor skills of a newborn and a ventilator kept her alive. She was born with thin, fragile bones, and by 3, she had no visible bones on X-rays. Initially, doctors weren't sure she would survive her first birthday. In May, Janelly will turn 7, and is developing bone with the help of an experimental drug therapy and her care team at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read more...

From Vanderbilt Medicine magazine: A "Smart" approach to weight loss


The fight against obesity may be shifting from the weight room to the chat room, as weaponry in the form of apps, gadgets and online tracking move to the front lines in the battle of the bulge. Read more...