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Vanderbilt University

Cornelius Vanderbilt had a vision of a place that would “contribute to strengthening the ties that should exist between all sections of our common country” when he gave $1 million to create a university in 1873.

Today that vision has been realized in Vanderbilt, an internationally recognized research university in Nashville, Tennessee, with strong partnerships among its 10 schools, neighboring institutions and the community.

Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. The combination of cutting-edge research, liberal arts education, nationally recognized schools of law, business, medicine, nursing and divinity, and one of the nation's top-ranked graduate schools of education creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to address the complex questions affecting our health, culture and society.

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New research provides the most comprehensive assessment of drinking patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic & their association with four clinically prevalent mental health disorders in the U.S.
Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier writes about how universities can help guide students through constructive debate on campus and break down the us-versus-them mentality that taints so much of our public discourse.

Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, new variant outbreaks continue to fuel economic disruptions and hospitalizations across the globe.

Opportunity Vanderbilt provides $1.2 billion in financial aid. Bolstered by thousands of donors, the university’s scholarship effort for undergraduates has supported more than 10,000 students.
Running wearables designed to save users from stress fractures are measuring the wrong thing, according to research by a Vanderbilt University engineering professor.
Vanderbilt issued a progress report on its efforts to expand the number of students receiving a world-class education through Opportunity Vanderbilt.
AAU today elected Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as chair of its board of directors. His one-year term begins today with the conclusion of AAU’s semiannual meeting in Washington, D.C.
The same immune system that fights infection and the flu could join the battle against opioid addiction, new research out of the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research indicates.
In areas of the country disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, treatment programs are less likely to accept patients paying through insurance of any type or accept pregnant women, a new Vanderbilt study found.
Ankle prosthetic developed at the Vanderbilt University helps amputees resume life activities.