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    VUMC’s Lehman lands LUNGevity research support

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

    Jonathan Lehman, M.D., Ph.D., instructor in Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, has received a Career Development Award from LUNGevity, a nonprofit organization that provides support programs for lung cancer patients and families, public education and funding for innovative scientific research. The LUNGevity Career Development Awards program bolsters scientists early in their careers to foster […]

    National Lymphedema Network honors VUMC research efforts

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

    Lymphedema research conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to better understand patient risk for this chronic condition and treatment responses received recognition at an international conference. Paula Donahue, DPT, assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, recently received Best Research Award in the new investigator category at the 2016 National Lymphedema Network Conference, which […]

    Hyundai Hope On Wheels grant spurs pediatric cancer research

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

    Richard Ho, M.D., MSCI, associate professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Scholar Grant to study ways to reduce long-term side effects of chemotherapy in pediatric cancer survivors and develop more personalized therapies for pediatric oncology patients. To date, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has […]

    VICC leaders active in national Cancer Moonshot recommendations

    Friday, September 9th, 2016

    As part of the national Cancer Moonshot initiative, a Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) of cancer leaders, including Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) director Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., has delivered a series of recommendations to accelerate the pace of cancer prevention efforts and scientific discovery. The BRP recommended 10 scientific approaches most likely to make a decade’s worth […]

    Lemonade Stand grant boosts Tansey’s pediatric tumor research

    Thursday, September 1st, 2016

    William Tansey, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to study malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRTs). These are rare and aggressive tumors commonly found in the kidneys of young children, but can also occur in soft tissue. […]

    Massion named to lead new cancer prevention initiative

    Thursday, July 28th, 2016

    Pierre Massion, M.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Medicine, has been named to direct the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Initiative. Massion is an Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and co-leader of the VICC Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program with Debra Friedman, M.D., and David Penson, M.D., MPH. The immediate […]

    Idrees receives award for cancer outcomes research

    Thursday, July 7th, 2016

    Kamran Idrees, M.D., MSCI, assistant professor of Surgery, has received a Young Investigator Award from the Society of Surgical Oncology Foundation (SSO). The award supports innovative concepts designed to improve health outcomes through advances in the delivery of care. Idrees, who joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2012, said the one-year award “was an unexpected honor […]

    Lovly tapped to brief Congress on cancer research

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

    Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been selected to testify before members of Congress about the importance of cancer research, including early training programs for individuals interested in science. The Congressional briefing will be held Tuesday, June 28, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The event, organized by the […]

    Goldenring recognized for research mentorship efforts

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

    James Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the Epithelial Biology Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has received a Research Mentor Award from the American Gastroenterology Association Institute Council for “outstanding research mentorship.” Goldenring is the Paul W. Sanger Professor of Experimental Surgery and professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and vice chair of Surgical […]

    President nominates Hiebert for National Cancer Advisory Board

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

    President Barack Obama has nominated Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and associate professor of Medicine, to serve as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB). Hiebert is the Hortense B. Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and is associate director of Basic Research and of Shared Resources at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). He […]

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