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Vanderbilt University to Develop and Test "Safe Harbor" Standards of Care

A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University’s schools of law, medicine and management has received a five-year research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and...
19-Apr-2019 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Indicators of Despair Rising Among Gen X-ers Entering Middle Age

In 2016, a surprising decline in life expectancy was ascribed to "deaths of despair" among working-class middle-aged white men displaced by a changing economy. However, new research shows indicators of despair are rising among Americans approaching...
15-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

When ‘Sorry’ Makes Things Worse

Laws intended to reduce malpractice litigation by protecting doctors who want to apologize don’t work, according to a new analysis of proprietary insurance data. This provides the most detailed look yet at the impact of apology legislation on such...
2-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How to cross-examine a machine in court

As society becomes more automated, our trial system needs to identify new ways to cross-examine evidence generated by processes and machines, without requiring human witnesses to vouch for it.
27-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Depoliticizing the Supreme Court may mean radically overhauling it

To minimize the influence of partisanship on the Supreme Court, Vanderbilt law professor Ganesh Sitaraman suggests tapping judges on the federal court of appeals for temporary service on the Supreme Court.
26-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Robot-guided video game gets older adults out of comfort zone, learning and working together

The game isn’t about talking robots or colorful books. It’s about getting seniors in the early stages of dementia out of their rooms, moving their bodies and, most importantly, working together.
18-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Current sexual harassment penalties are too low: Study

The existing federal cap on monetary damages for workplace sexual harassment don't reflect the true cost of harassment and is far too low to incentivize firms to take stronger measures to prevent the behavior, finds Vanderbilt economist and law...
15-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

They call it puppy love, but what is it really?

Even if animals have ulterior motives for teaming up, they teach humans a lot about love.
12-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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