December 19, 2013

"The downsizing effort is over." With those words, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, announced Wednesday that workforce reduction efforts announced in September at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are completed. Read more...

Biodegradable scaffold may spur wound healing


Biomedical and chemical engineers at Vanderbilt University, working with a pathologist, have constructed a sponge-like, biodegradable tissue "scaffold" that releases an enzyme-blocking molecule to indirectly activate endogenous pathways and enhance tissue regeneration and wound healing. Read more...

"Between Hallmark and heartache": Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to have a pretty good Christmas


During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere "between Hallmark and heartache," a Vanderbilt psychiatrist says. In other words, don't strive for the perfect (you won't achieve it), and recognize and deal head-on with some of the stressors of the season. Read more...

This week's VUCast: Don't think, type!


This week's VUCast includes fun research explaining why our fingers know more than our brains when it comes to our computer keyboard; a video clip of a trip Vanderbilt Athletics took with Soles4Souls to deliver shoes to those in need in Tanzania; and the most popular Vandy videos on our YouTube page. Read more...