September 5, 2013

The deadline for the Staff Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program, available for Medical Center staff in regular exempt staff or hourly-paid positions, who are at least 62 years of age by Dec. 31, 2013, and who have completed 10 or more years of service at Vanderbilt University, is Monday, Sept. 16. Read more...

Controversial info release aids VUMC bird flu research


Vanderbilt University Medical Center research has produced reassuring results that addresses some fears about the pandemic power of avian influenza viruses created in research labs. Read more...

Cervical dystonia patients find answers, treatment at VUMC


Seven years ago Tammy Frazier noticed an odd tremor in her neck. It wasn't painful but was very noticeable, with head almost constantly shaking back and forth. Read more...

Sarcoidosis research finds promising oral therapy


VUMC researchers have reported promising results in using oral antimycobacterial therapy to treat chronic cutaneous sarcoidosis, considered by clinicians a difficult illness to effectively control. Read more...

Ellen Fanning, DNA researcher and mentor of young scientists, dies


Ellen Fanning, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences and a professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, died on Sunday morning, Sept.1, after a lengthy battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Read more...