As many as one in 10 Americans have a rare disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health, and most of them are genetic. Six academic hospital hospitals are collaborating with the NIH to work on diagnosing them — especially the ones that are so rare, they’ve never been diagnosed before.
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An orthopedic surgeon at Vanderbilt has done a very personal study on the problem doctor shopping. He found that 20 percent of his own patients were double-dipping on pain pills.
In the education world, friction has developed between teachers who come to the profession the old fashioned way and the increasing number who enter through a side door, particularly Teach for America. The rub is particularly glaring at Vanderbilt University.
Three-term U.S. Senator Jim Sasser, who also served as China ambassador under President Clinton, has donated his papers to Vanderbilt University. He met his wife as an undergrad, going on to get a law degree.
A 10th inning homerun kept the Vanderbilt Commodores alive in the SEC tournament being played in Hoover, Alabama.
For the first time this season, the Vanderbilt Commodores were shutout Wednesday night in the SEC tournament being held in Hoover, Alabama. Head baseball coach Tim Corbin says the team will have to “write it off.”
Opponents of expanding TennCare as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act say the country can’t afford to add to the national debt. But hospitals are pushing back, saying the money amounts to just seven-thousandths of one percent of the country’s red ink.
State lawmakers are threatening to pull the rug out from under Vanderbilt University’s police force of 90 sworn officers. It’s a roundabout way to overturn a controversial non-discrimination policy on campus.
Anti-discrimination student policies similar to one at Vanderbilt University would be banned under a bill that passed its first legislative test last night. The sponsor says just because public colleges haven’t adopted all-comers policies doesn’t mean they won’t.
State legislation meant to undermine Vanderbilt University’s anti-discrimination policy for student groups is rising from the ashes. Last year a similar bill was slapped down with Governor Bill Haslam’s first veto.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is dipping a toe in West Tennessee. On Tuesday, the academic research institution announced an affiliation agreement with Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Vanderbilt football is pleading with fans to pack out LP Field for the Music City Bowl. The team is trying to shake its reputation for poor attendance in the hopes of getting to a top-tier bowl down the road.
In a history of going to just a handful of bowl games, Vanderbilt will go to two in consecutive years. Coach James Franklin says the post season is now an expectation, and fans say they expect the winning to continue.
Researchers at Vanderbilt are taking time away from their labs to lobby congress, albeit informally. PhD candidates are worried the impending fiscal cliff will leave them without money to keep working.
Vanderbilt’s athletic department is punishing two female teams for hazing. The university conducted an internal review that started late last week.
Vanderbilt University is reporting growth in general fundraising despite alumni threats to pull their support. At issue is a controversial “all comers” policy that bars student groups from requiring leaders to hold certain beliefs.
Men in Tennessee still have a way to go in improving their health, according to a Vanderbilt report released Tuesday. It showed Fs in cancer-related deaths but As in heart disease.
Vanderbilt University’s tuition will go up by less than 2-percent next year. The school says it’s the smallest increase in decades.
Researchers at Vanderbilt believe they’ve pinpointed a key difference between the brains of high-achievers and loafers. The study is published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.
The state House Thursday night debated how to protect Christian groups from having to follow a university rule intended to prevent discrimination. Both sides claimed Jesus Christ was on their side. But the sponsor finally dropped the bill into parliamentary limbo.