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Winkfield to direct Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, associate professor of Radiation Oncology at Wake Forest University, associate director for Community Outreach and Engagement, and director of the Office of Cancer Health Equity at Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named the new executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance.

Pal named to cancer research national leadership posts

Monday, December 28th, 2020

Tuya Pal, MD, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and associate director for Cancer Health Disparities at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been named to two cancer research leadership posts.

Cortez named interim chair of the Department of Biochemistry; York named Impossible Foods chief science officer

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

David Cortez, PhD, Richard N. Armstrong Professor of Innovation in Biochemistry and professor of biochemistry, has been named interim chair in the Department of Biochemistry beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

Peterson tapped to direct VUMC’s Center for Precision Medicine

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Josh Peterson, MD, MPH, professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, has been named director of the Center for Precision Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, effective since Oct. 1.

Park named interim Hematology and Oncology director

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, has been named interim director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology.

Richmond receives legacy award from Society for Leukocyte Biology

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Ann Richmond, PhD, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, is the 2019 recipient of the Society for Leukocyte Biology Legacy Award.

Rathmell named interim chair of Medicine

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, has been named as interim chair of the Department of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Balko lands Mary Kay Foundation grant for breast cancer research

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Justin Balko, PharmD, PhD, has received a $100,000 research grant from the Mary Kay Foundation.

Project seeks new way to assess immunotherapy effectiveness

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

GE Healthcare has awarded researchers $2.5 million in funding to develop PET tracer that will determine the effectiveness of immunotherapy in patients early in their treatment course.

Grant bolsters Weiss’ pediatric thyroid cancer research

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Vivian Weiss, MD, PhD, has been named a 2020 V Scholar and will receive $200,000 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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