March 10, 2016

J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair of the Department of Neurobiology, director of the Civitan International Research Center, and director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, has been named chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Pharmacology. Read more...

Vanderbilt Bone & Joint to open new clinics in Franklin, Brentwood


Vanderbilt Bone & Joint is expanding its footprint in Williamson County with two new locations — Franklin and Brentwood — to offer patients greater convenience. Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Foot and Ankle Clinic and Spine Clinic will open March 14 at 302 Royal Oaks Blvd. in Franklin. Read more...

IOM study calls for better evidence for biomarker tests


Biomarker tests that help determine which patients may benefit from molecularly targeted therapies need better evidence and oversight to improve their effectiveness and availability, according to a study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Read more...

Pioneering diabetes researcher Park celebrates 100th birthday


Pioneering Vanderbilt diabetes researcher Charles R. “Rollo” Park, M.D., celebrated his 100th birthday on March 2 at the Heritage of Brentwood with his wife of more than 70 years, Jane Park, Ph.D., professor emerita of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Read more...

Daylight Saving Time is Sunday: Vanderbilt sleep specialist urges getting a head start on seasonal time change


Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., has a list of tips people can follow to avoid the jolt to their sleep cycles and resulting fatigue when clocks spring forward Sunday, March 13. Read more...