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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 […]

VICC helps launch new alliance for rare kidney cancer

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Children, adolescents or young adults, particularly African-Americans, diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer may actually have a rare form of the disease known as renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) that requires a specialized approach and expert intervention. However, patients and even physicians don’t always know about the disease and those patients may not always be receiving appropriate […]

VICC leads study on high breast cancer incidence and mortality rates in African-American women

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

A cancer research consortium headed by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and two other institutions, today received $12 million in federal funding to help determine why African-American women die at a higher rate and have more aggressive breast cancer than white women.  The grant, which was awarded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part […]

Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Death Rates Among Low-Income Residents in Southeastern U.S.

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Eating a healthy diet was linked with a lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancer or other diseases among a population of low-income individuals living in the Southeastern U.S., according to research led by Vanderbilt University investigators. Nearly two-thirds of the participants in the study were African-American. The study by first author Danxia […]

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