April 12, 2012

Obesity is not only about fat. It occurs against a background of chronic, low-level inflammation that can trigger insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. Now researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered that an unusual set of immune cells, called invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT cells), can fan the flames of obesity-related inflammation. Read more...

Save the dates: Nurses' Week events


Nurses' Week is coming up in May. Among the events to plan for: Nursing Awards and Recognition and the State of Nursing Address. Read more...

Wilkinson lecture, "Pharmacogenetics: The Making and Unmaking of a Smoker," to be Tuesday, April 17


The Grant R. Wilkinson Distinguished Lectureship in Clinical Pharmacology will be presented by Rachel Tyndale, Ph.D.,professor of Pharmacology at the University of Toronto, at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in 208 Light Hall. Read more...

House Organ presents: "The Vanderbilt Employee Experience"


What's it like to work at Vanderbilt? That question comes up a lot when people find out where you work. And we each have our own answer. Great co-workers, of course. Being involved in things that matter, that's important. Whatever any person's job, everyone here is part of an organization devoted to some of humankind's greatest goals: taking care of the sick, educating the next generation, scientific research, reaching into the community and the world to make where we live a better place. Read more...

Recycling program expanding to TVC, Medical Center East


Beginning in May, plastic and aluminum recycling is coming to The Vanderbilt Clinic and Medical Center East. Read more...