September 17, 2015

An event is taking place tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 2, that will impact traffic around the hospital. Read more...

"Future of College Athletics" kicks off Chancellor's Town Halls series


Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host the first in a series of town hall meetings for faculty on Friday, Sept. 18. Read more...

Faculty Senate introduces leaders; newsletter to launch in October


The Faculty Senate, the representative and deliberative body of the Vanderbilt faculties, has elected its leadership for 2015-16. The Executive Committee oversees the work of the senate and meets regularly with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine Jeff Balser. Read more...

Study shows lower systolic BP targets reduce death risk


The initial results of a landmark clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicate lowering systolic blood pressure below a commonly recommended target significantly reduces rates of cardiovascular events and lowers risk of death in a group of adults 50 years and older. Read more...

Vanderbilt is one of seven centers now accepting patients for Undiagnosed Diseases Network


Eighteen-year-old Rachel Barnett of Robertson County, Tennessee, is one of the first patients to be enrolled in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, one of seven medical centers around the country participating in a clinical research initiative of the National Institutes of Health to identify rare disorders in patients. Read more...

Children's Hospital celebrates National Child Passenger Safety Week


Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts. Read more...

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to continue as national Developmental Disabilities Research Center


The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) has been awarded a $6.5 million, five-year grant to continue as a national Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC). Read more...