VU to set up toxicology center with EPA grant

Vanderbilt University researchers are teaming up with some of their peers at the University of Pittsburgh to launch one of three centers designed to develop new toxicology tests and methods. The Environmental Protection Agency is funding the local effort with $6 million over four years.

The primary goal of the new center is to develop a series of 3-D human cell cultures that are heavily wired up with different sensors to record how they respond when exposed to small concentrations of potentially toxic chemicals. The forefront of cell biology is moving away from traditional 2-D culture of a single cell type towards 3-D cell culture of multiple cell types that more closely mimic the microenvironment of particular organs.

Mar 26, 2015 6:58 AM

In Charge 2015: Education

Mar 8, 2015 11:56 AM

Meharry Medical College names new president

Former professor, HIV researcher returns to school
Mar 6, 2015 1:46 PM

Former department chair sues Meharry

White professor alleges pattern of discrimination, seeks more than $1.25M
Mar 6, 2015 7:08 AM

NYU professor to lead VU's College of Arts and Science

History, legal specialist has written on Atlantic world, history of empires
Feb 19, 2015 1:55 PM

Watkins president to retire in August

Trustees begin national search for college's next leader
Jan 13, 2015 11:55 AM

Belmont to open professional education facility in Cool Springs

Belmont University will unveil today its professional education and corporate meeting facility in Cool Springs.

The facility is housed in a building located at 310 Billingsly Court in Franklin.

BU officials said in a release that the new Williamson County location will provide easily accessible classrooms for courses in Belmont’s adult degree, professional and continuing education programs, as well as event and meeting rental space for area businesses and organizations.

Belmont originally opened a satellite location in Cool Springs in 2002 on Seaboard Lane, allowing Williamson County residents and employees close access and opportune times to take classes through the university’s adult degree program.

Jan 13, 2015 7:00 AM

Columbia State adds workforce development director

Columbia State Community College has hired Terri Kinloch to be the new executive director of its Center for Workforce Development. Formerly with the University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service, she will coordinate the job training efforts in the Columbia State system.

“I want to strengthen Workforce Development so we can help corporations retool their employees,” Kinloch explained. “I hope to establish a larger presence throughout our service area, particularly in Williamson County where the greatest number of job openings often challenges employers to find workers to fill their needs.”

Jan 9, 2015 8:44 AM

Nashville School of Law taps director of academic affairs

Legal scholar to also work as First Amendment Center ombudsman
Dec 15, 2014 2:58 PM

Nissan helping state build manufacturing workforce training hub

Smyrna extension of Murfreesboro campus scheduled to open in two years
Dec 9, 2014 11:12 AM