April 18, 2013

Thomas Wang, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute. Read more...

Lack of exercise not a factor in health disparities


Health disparities between white and black adults in the South are not connected to a lack of exercise but more likely related to other factors such as access to health care, socioeconomic status and perhaps genetics, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLoS ONE. Read more...

Shade Tree Trot to be Saturday, April 20; plans made to recognize those affected by Boston bombings


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students hope hundreds of participants will come out to support their student-run free clinic at this year's Shade Tree Trot on Saturday, April 20. Read more...

Boston Marathoner reflects on experience; tragedy prompts response from Vanderbilt community


Amanda Hachey crossed the finish line at Monday's Boston Marathon in four hours, eight minutes. A bit disappointed with her time, she made her way through the three-block-long corral area where finished runners cool down and receive their race medals, fruit and water from volunteers. She was on the phone with her father, who had flown in from Maryland to watch her race, when she heard the first of two loud explosions. Read more...

ITS warns of phishing linked to Boston Marathon bombings


Information Technology Services at Vanderbilt wants to remind the community of the dangers of email phishing scams, which spike following major news events, such as the Boston Marathon bombings April 15. Read more...

This week's VUCast: Students help save a man and reunite his family, and more


Students help save a man and reunite his family; why women with elite educations opt out of full-time work; new Dores say yes! Read more...