June 10, 2014

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is named among the nation's Best Children's Hospitals for the eighth consecutive year in "U.S. News & World Report's" annual rankings released this week. Children's Hospital achieved national rankings for 9 out 10 pediatric specialty programs. Read more...

Men's health issues In Tennessee vary widely based on race, ethnicity and geographic region; 2014 Report Card shows progress


Health issues affect the men of Tennessee in many different ways, depending on race, ethnicity and even geographic region. Read more...

Rising tobacco epidemic in Asia linked to elevated risk of death


A new study estimates that tobacco smoking has been linked to approximately 2 million deaths among adult men and women in Asia in recent years and predicts a rising death toll. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, was led by Wei Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, professor of Medicine and director of the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, and John Potter, M.D., Ph.D., a member and scientific advisor of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington. Read more...

Hamm to deliver Discovery Lecture, Thursday, June 12


Heidi Hamm, Ph.D., the Aileen M. Lange and Annie Mary Lyle Professor of Cardiovascular Research and an internationally known expert on G protein-mediated signaling, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, June 12. Read more...

Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance awards grants to support community engagement in celebration of Its 15-year anniversary


In celebration of 15 years of partnership between Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) is awarding grants to support activities that promote ongoing, mutually beneficial, health research partnerships between community organizations and academic researchers. Read more...

From Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's "Momentum" magazine: Genetic Explorers


The human genome encompasses 3.3 billion base pairs in 25,000 genes, sequenced over 13 years in a $3 billion international effort. Like the moon landing or cloning Dolly the sheep, the Human Genome Project, the mission to map a human's complete set of DNA, captured the public's attention and blew open the genetics field. Read more...