VU lands $16.5M defense grant

Researchers will study toxic agents' effects on human cells
Mar 3, 2014 11:05 AM

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Mar 2, 2014 2:13 PM

50th VU symposium to feature Powell, Snowe, Frank

Vanderbilt University’s 2014 Impact Symposium, one of the oldest university lecture series of its type in the nation, marks its 50th anniversary this year with lectures from former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe and former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Defining Civil Rights and Responsibilities.”

Frank will speak on Monday, March 17, Snowe on Tuesday, March 18, and Powell (pictured) on Wednesday, March 19. All of the events begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium.

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Feb 27, 2014 7:00 AM

Soles4Souls names four to board

Belmont's social entrepreneurship center director among additions
Feb 17, 2014 11:58 AM

Vanderbilt receives grant renewal for AIDS clinical trials

Vanderbilt University officials announced today the National Institutes of Health has renewed a seven-year grant for VU's AIDS Clinical Trials Unit.

The ACTU will receive approximately $1.4 million in 2014 to continue studies improving treatment and ultimately developing a vaccine to prevent HIV infection.

The NIH grant also supports a new partnership with the Therapeutics CRS at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

"This [grant] is critically important because we are the only site in our region doing HIV-related clinical research, both in vaccine discovery and therapeutics," Dr. David Haas, professor and director of the Vanderbilt Therapeutics CRS, said in a release.

Current HIV therapies enable many patients to live longer and more productive lives, but treated HIV infections often still include chronic inflammation, which can increase the risk for heart attacks, strokes and other complications. The grant research seeks to improve that treatment as well as continue the search for a vaccine.

"A vaccine is still imperative to stop the epidemic," said Dr. Spyros Kalams, associate professor at Vanderbilt, who added the team is currently evaluating a vaccine trial conducted in Thailand that showed a protective effect of about 30 percent. "We're still trying to understand exactly what about that vaccine might have protected people."

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Feb 10, 2014 11:30 AM

VU seeks variance for planned engineering building

Vanderbilt University will appear before the Metro Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday, Feb. 6, to request a height variance for a proposed engineering research building. VU wants to break ground on the facility this summer.

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Feb 5, 2014 8:37 AM

VU named among nation's 100 healthiest workplaces

Healthiest Employers has named Vanderbilt University one of the 100 "Healthiest Workplaces in America for 2014." Healthiest Employers LLC is an independent corporate wellness research and data analysis firm with a client base of more than 56,000,000 U.S. workers. Read more here.

Feb 4, 2014 11:44 AM

Jordan Rodgers rips Vandy for denied access to new facility

Returning to Nashville to train in the offseason, former Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers ripped into the school for lack of access by former players to its new indoor football facility. Rodgers spent most of the season on the Tampa Bay roster after being released by Jacksonville in July. His comments, via a lengthy Twitter tirade are below:
 


UPDATE: Rodgers has deleted the tweets from his feed and, after feedback, posted the following:
 

Jan 28, 2014 5:28 PM

Vanderbilt names associate vice chancellor for alumni relations

Academic industry official arrives from University of Arkansas
Jan 27, 2014 7:00 AM

VU promotes police chief, two in finance division

The leadership of Vanderbilt University on Friday said it has promoted the chief of its police department to associate vice chancellor and two executives in its Division of Finance to assistant vice chancellor. Police Chief August Washington, left in the photos below, has been at Vanderbilt since mid-2009, arriving from the University of Tennessee, and has been in law enforcement for 35 years. In VU's finance group, Deborah Janke and Shanmuga Sundaram have been named assistant vice chancellor for finance and IT and finance and administration, respectively. Both promotions are effective Feb. 1.

 

Jan 27, 2014 6:42 AM