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Effort seeks to enhance cancer screening for Hispanic/Latina women

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Providing access to a culturally appropriate community health worker during breast cancer screenings may impact elements of patient care and satisfaction among Hispanic/Latina women.

New telehealth initiative aims to enhance cancer care in rural areas

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

VUMC is leading an effort to improve cancer care in rural areas with a telehealth initiative supported with a $3.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Health disparity for blacks exists within lung screening guidelines

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines that determine which smokers qualify for CT scans exclude significant numbers of African Americans who develop lung cancer, a health disparity that merits modifications to lung cancer screening criteria, according to a study from Vanderbilt researchers.

Grant to develop ways to measure medical mistrust in African-American men

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop new ways to measure trust in African-American men as it relates to health care.

Latino faith leaders gather to discuss health needs in their community

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Nearly 50 faith leaders from at least 20 Latino churches gathered at the Coleman Park Community Center on July 14, 2018, for the Faith and Health Collaborative’s Breakfast with Pastors.

Wilkins takes key role in national ‘All of Us’ precision medicine effort

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, has been appointed director of a new Engagement Core to support the design, implementation and governance of the national All of Us Research Program, an ambitious effort led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness through precision medicine.

Research conducted by medical students recognized at events

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University Cancer Partnership recently hosted the 2018 annual retreat and poster contest, “Health Disparities in Cancer Immunology & Immune Therapy.”

Griffith receives national recognition for health behavior research

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Derek M. Griffith has been selected for the American Association of Health Behavior Fellows Class of 2017. Griffith, who is an associate professor of Medicine, Health, and Society and founder and director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt, is being recognized for his significant contributions in the field of health behavior research.

Pal to lead VICC Cancer Health Disparities program

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Clinical geneticist Tuya Pal, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) as associate director of Cancer Health Disparities. Pal also has been named an associate professor of Medicine and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research. Tuya Pal, M.D. As one of the faculty in the Vanderbilt Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Pal will focus on clinical and […]

Cancer disparities grant with Meharry, TSU gains renewal

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

A multi-year collaborative cancer research effort among Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Meharry Medical College (MMC) and Tennessee State University (TSU) will receive continued federal funding through the renewal of U54 Partners in Eliminating Cancer Disparities Grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a division of the National Institutes of Health. This is the 17th […]

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