Carmen Solórzano, MD, professor of Surgery and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, has been named the interim chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Surgery.
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Digna R. Velez Edwards, PhD, has been named director of Women’s Health Research, succeeding longtime director and founder, Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD, associate dean of Clinical and Translational Scientist Development and professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
John Karijolich, PhD, a member of the cancer center’s Host-Tumor Interactions Research Program, has been named a Pew Biomedical Scholar by The Pew Charitable Trusts. His laboratory investigates viruses associated with human cancer.
Madan Jagasia, MBBS, MSCI, MMHC, will succeed Michael Neuss, MD, as the Chief Medical Officer of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Clinical Enterprise, upon Neuss’ retirement. The leadership change is effective July 1.
Jordan Berlin, MD, has been named associate director of Clinical Investigation Strategy and Shared Resources at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). In his new role he will chair the Resource Allocation Committee and continue as chair of the Clinical Trials Shared Resource (CTSR) Steering Committee.
Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, has been named co-leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program, director of Precision Oncology and associate director for Translational Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. He will assume his new post Sept. 1.
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.
Ingrid Mayer, MD, MSCI, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program, has been named a Komen Scholar for her leadership in breast cancer research. She is joined by Wayne Dornan, PhD, a patient research advocate at VICC, who will serve on the Advocates in Science Steering Committee for Susan G. Komen.
Richard Peek, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center (VDDRC) and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, has been appointed to serve on the advisory council of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
Christine Lovly, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, has received a $200,000 grant to support promising new research on lung cancer.