In the News

Deng, Taylor team up, publish paper on adults and antidepressants

May 23, 2018

Yi Deng, M.D., resident in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Warren Taylor, M.D., professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, have worked together to publish a paper titled "Predictors of recurrence in remitted late-life depression" in the journal Depression and Anxiety. The paper examines factors in older adults that may predict the return of depression after successful antidepressant treatment.  Click here to view the abstract.

Brown publishes new paper, presents at Decriminalization of Mental Illness Conference

April 4, 2018

Kimberly Brown, Ph.D., ABPP, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director, Forensic Evaluation Team, recently had her paper "Insanity Defense Typology" published in the journal Behavioral Sciences and the Law. The 2018 issue is in press. In addition to her publication, Dr. Brown was invited to speak at the Decriminalization of Mental Illness Conference held here at Vanderbilt in early March. The goal of the summit was to discuss ways to address how to best respond to mental health crises and police involvement.

Directorships honor VUMC’s critical missions

January 25, 2018

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) on Monday held its first Directorship Celebration to honor and support eight of its leaders in clinical care, research, education and administration. “These directorships are critical to our entire institution, as they make it possible for us to fulfill our role as a national leader in healthcare,” said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM).

Elise McMillan receives 2017 Freedom Award

November 10, 2017

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center UCEDD co-director Elise McMillan and Governor Bill Haslam were both honored with the 2017 Freedom Award from Disability Rights Tennessee. The Freedom Award honors Tennesseans who through their leadership have advanced the rights of people with disabilities. The awards were given during the Fourth Annual Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon on Oct. 24. The annual event brought together almost 300 business, nonprofit, government, and community leaders to network and learn how to create and strengthen diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Hidden Figure

September 7, 2017

In 1964, with little fanfare, Harold Jordan, M.D., became the first African-American resident physician at Vanderbilt. Looking back to that time, he recalls the support of his colleagues and the challenges he faced.  

Vanderbilt launches study of development in pre-teens with and without autism

July 28, 2017

Adolescence and puberty is a time of significant physical, psychological, hormonal, and social changes. These changes are challenging for all youth but especially so for youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A large study being launched by Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of the first to examine this critical period of development for youth with ASD.