August 22, 2013

Prescribing of "atypical" antipsychotic medications to children and young adults with behavioral problems or mood disorders may put them at unnecessary risk for type 2 diabetes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows. Read more...

Vaccine researchers ready as new flu strain evolves


A worrisome new avian influenza virus, called H7N9, emerged this spring in Eastern China. Like the H5N1 avian strain before it, this influenza has a high mortality rate, and hit the radars of pandemic watchers across the globe within weeks of the first outbreak in March. Read more...

Healthy entree station set for Courtyard Cafe


Beginning Sept. 1, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Courtyard Cafe will offer a healthy entree station from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday. Read more...

Speed, focus serve nurse in the clinic and on the track


Stephanie Duke, LPN, is quick and focused when she moves from patient to patient at the Vanderbilt Hillsboro Medical Group clinic. Speed, focus and fearlessness are traits Duke also puts to good use on the weekends, where she competes at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway racetrack in the beginners Pure Stock class. Read more...

Faculty Senate to tackle full slate of topics in 2013-14


As a new academic year begins, so does the work of a select group of faculty charged with addressing University issues and helping to plan for Vanderbilt's future. The Faculty Senate Chair this year is Donald Brady, M.D., senior associate dean for Graduate Medical Education. Read more...

Health Plus aerobic Superclass to be today at 5 p.m.


A Superclass from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. allows attendees to experience a variety of classes and instructors. Read more...