October 20, 2016

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, Predators executive leaders and mascot Gnash recently presented the proceeds of the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read more...

Study finds natural compound extends lifespan of worms


A compound found in buckwheat seeds extends the lifespan of worms, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered. They reported in the journal Aging that C. elegans worms consuming salicylamine, a compound that inactivates molecules called isoketals, live longer healthy lives compared to worms not receiving the compound. Read more...

Research sheds light on how RSV wards off potential vaccines


Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the major cause of life-threatening viral pneumonia in infants worldwide, yet despite repeated efforts, scientists have been unable to develop an effective vaccine against it. Read more...

Autoimmune diseases expert Kappler set for today's Discovery Lecture


John Kappler, Ph.D., a pioneer in the study of autoimmune diseases, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in room 208 Light Hall. Read more...

Several road closures and/or detours at VUMC Saturday


Three different areas of VUMC will be affected by road closures or detours due to construction activity Saturday, Oct. 22. Read more...

Open Enrollment for 2017 benefits going on now


Open Enrollment for 2017 benefits is finally here. As of 8 a.m. this morning, you can log in to My VUMC Benefits and make your benefit elections that will become effective Jan. 1, 2017 and last until Dec. 31, 2017. Read more...

Farmers' Market is on VUH plaza today, 2-5 p.m.


The weekly VUMC Farmers' Market will be held today on the VUH plaza from 2-5 p.m. Read more...