Dec. 3, 2013

Robert D. Collins, M.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Emeritus, died Nov. 28. He was 85. Dr. Collins received his B.A. in 1948 and his M.D. in 1951, from Vanderbilt. He began his career at Vanderbilt as an instructor of Pathology in 1957. He attained the rank of professor in 1968 and established the Division of Hematopathology in the early 1970s. Read more...

Clinic helps patients cope with Huntington's disease


Melissa Darnall could easily look around her family reunions and pick out who had Huntington's disease (HD). The genetic disorder had affected four of her five aunts and uncles and her father, and the balance problems and shakiness typical of HD were readily apparent in those siblings. Huntington's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by poor muscle coordination, cognitive decline and psychiatric issues, typically with a middle age onset. Read more...

McCarty to step down as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs


Richard McCarty, a distinguished psychologist who has served as Vanderbilt University's chief academic officer since 2008, will step down as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs next year, he announced today. Read more...

Vanderbilt encouraged to give back to local community through donations, volunteering


For nearly a century, Vanderbilt and its employees have been giving back to the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities. This engagement has evolved over time from partnering with one federation to supporting hundreds of agencies administered by four federation partners: United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Community Shares, Community Health Charities and the Nashville Public Education Foundation. Read more...

Holiday project underway at Children's Hospital


These one-of-a-kind holiday items were designed by children whose lives have been touched by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read more...