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Damon Runyon cancer grant boosts Davila’s research

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Marco Davila, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and of Cancer Biology, has received a grant from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation that will provide $450,000 over three years to help fund his research on therapies for several types of blood disorders, including various forms of leukemia and non-Hodgkin (also known as non-Hodgkin’s) lymphoma. Davila’s […]

Biochemistry’s Hodges stays grounded in joy of discovery

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Albert Einstein once wrote, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” For Emily Hodges, Ph.D., that awakening occurred in a high school science class taught by Trudy Anderson, Ed.D. “She made science exciting,” Hodges said. Two decades later, science is still fun for Hodges, who joined […]

Kitko to lead Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Carrie Kitko, M.D., has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as associate professor of Pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Kitko join our faculty and lead our stem cell transplant program,” said Debra Friedman, M.D., director of Pediatric […]

Arteaga, AACR push for cancer research funding

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies and director of the Breast Cancer Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), recently joined other cancer research leaders in a meeting with members of Congress to discuss precision medicine in cancer and the need for continued federal support for cancer research. The June […]

Award-winning VICC investigators in spotlight at ASCO

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Several young cancer investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center received research grant awards during the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), held May 29 – June 2 in Chicago. The grants, designed to boost the recipients’ research careers, were awarded by ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization working to conquer the […]

Daniels receives grant to study retinoblastoma treatment

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Anthony Daniels, M.D., M.S.c., assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Cancer Biology, and Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), recently received a career-starter research grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation for $60,000. The funds will allow Daniels, also director of Ocular Oncology at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, and his team to further […]

Jan Lotterer, Long-Time Vanderbilt Staff Member, Dies at 63

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Jan Lotterer of Nashville, a long-time fixture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center until her retirement in 2013, died Saturday, June 20. She was 63. A memorial service will be Tuesday, June 23, at 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Wightman Chapel, Scarritt Bennett Center, 1008 19th Ave., S. Jan was born in Newton, Iowa, in 1951. […]

Lung cancer foundation lauds Massion’s contributions

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Pierre Massion, M.D., director of the Thoracic Program and an Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been recognized for his pioneering work in lung cancer by the LUNGevity Foundation. During his six-year tenure as chair of that board, Massion helped guide the foundation’s grant funding program.The foundation named him the June […]

Hackett lauded as one of Women to Watch in health care

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Lauren Hackett, MPA, executive director of Administration at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and chief business officer for Oncology, Imaging and Quantitative Sciences Administration, has been chosen as one of the 2015 Women to Watch by Nashville Medical News. “I am so deeply humbled to be recognized for this award and to be in the company […]

Exploring Accountable Care Organizations’ impact on cancer screenings

Friday, May 29th, 2015

As health care organizations implement new strategies to improve quality and reduce costs, a physician researcher at VUMC is setting out to identify whether there could be unintended effects. Matthew Resnick, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Urologic Surgery and Health Policy, has been awarded a $726,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to study the […]

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