February 7, 2017

Twelve outstanding faculty members from across the university have been named to the 2017 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the social sciences, life and physical sciences, clinical sciences and humanities, as well as law, mathematics and engineering. Read more...

Dementia linked to diet in Vanderbilt study


There is a strong, bi-directional link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Fiona Harrison, Ph.D., and colleagues tested whether the effects of obesity on diabetic status and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease are permanent or reversible. Read more...

Richard Kogan, psychiatrist and concert pianist, is Leonard Visiting Scholar and will play two performances, Feb. 8 and 9


His piano performances have been reviewed by The New York Times, which praised his "exquisite playing," and by The Boston Globe, which wrote, "Kogan has somehow managed to excel at the world's two most demanding professions." Read more...

From "Hope": A chance for a cure


"Yay! I can have Taco Bell! I can have Subway! Yay!" It's been a year since 9-year-old Martavion Tinnel had a bone marrow transplant for sickle cell disease, and his doctor, Carrie Kitko, M.D., has just given him the OK to eat fruits and vegetables in restaurants again. Read more...

VUMC in the news


A roundup of a few recent positive stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more...