December 10, 2013

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers and co-authors from four other U.S. institutions from the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network are repurposing genetic data and electronic medical records to perform the first large-scale phenome-wide association study (PheWAS), reported in Nature Biotechnology. Read more...

Penicillin equally effective as 'big gun' antibiotics for treating less severe childhood pneumonia, Vanderbilt study shows


Children hospitalized for pneumonia have similar outcomes, including length of stay and costs, regardless of whether they are treated with "big gun" antibiotics such as ceftriaxone or cefotaxime or more narrowly focused antibiotics such as ampicillin or penicillin, according to a Vanderbilt study published in Pediatrics. Read more...

Puck to deliver Flexner Discovery Lecture, Dec. 12


Jennifer Puck, M.D., an expert on human primary immunodeficiencies at the University of California, San Francisco, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 12. Read more...

From "Vanderbilt Nurse": "Fast Forward: Dean Linda Norman"


When she was just 9 years old, Linda Norman knew that she wanted to become a nurse and a teacher. She just didn't know how far she would go. Read more...

Holiday Gift Giveaway is Friday


The 2013 Holiday Gift Giveaway will be Friday, Dec.13. Vanderbilt will provide a turkey, tofurkey or Vanderbilt apron to staff and faculty members during this winter holiday season. Employees can also donate their turkey to Second Harvest Food Bank. Read more...

VUCast extra: Student from South Africa remembers Nelson Mandela


Nelson Mandela, who became the symbol of freedom in a country torn by segregation, died Dec. 5 at 95. Meet an Arts and Science student from South Africa, and watch as she remembers this human rights leader. Read more...