Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2213 Garland Avenue
MRB IV 7435
Nashville, TN 37232
office: (615) 936-2676
lab: (615) 936-2683
fax: (615) 936-1667
Vanderbilt's hometown has emerged in the past two decades as a vibrant, progressive, modern city -- dubbed variously as "Music City USA" and "Athens of the South."
As the city of education, Nashville boasts 14 colleges and universities, attracting some 30,000 students from the United States and around the world (about a third of them to Vanderbilt) and an impressive mix of public and private elementary, middle and high schools.
History and Statistics:
Nashville typically enjoys a mild and pleasant climate with only a few days of the year having either very hot or very cold conditions. Most of the city's rain is confined to the spring months, but a shower throughout the year is not unusual. This chart will help you pack for your visit:
Fall is a celebrated time throughout Tennessee. Visitors come from all over to see the annual changing of the leaves in mid-October. Days are warm and pleasant. Evenings require a sweater or light jacket. Since the weather is changeable, layered clothing is a good idea to accommodate sunny days and cooler nights. Winter is a great time to visit the city's many attractions decked out in their holiday finery. Nashville really shines throughout the winter. Although the climate is mild, winter temperatures do range from cool to cold. If a snowfall occurs, it is usually in January or February, and is seldom heavy.
Major industries include Tourism, Printing and Publishing, Technology Manufacturing, Music Production, Higher Education, Finance, Insurance, Automobile Production and Health Care Management.
Cost of Living