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    College of American Pathologists lauds Washington’s contributions

    Friday, January 8th, 2016

    Mary (Kay) Washington, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of American Pathologists(CAP). Washington was one of eight physician members honored during the organization’s recent annual meeting in Nashville. The CAP Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes pathologists who have demonstrated a broad, positive impact on the […]

    VICC’s Balko named a Susan G. Komen ‘Pink Tie Guy’

    Thursday, December 10th, 2015

    Justin Balko, Pharm.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been named a member of the 2016 class of Pink Tie Guys by the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit organization dedicated to breast cancer research and patient support. The Pink Tie Guys are community leaders in the corporate, philanthropy, […]

    Society of Urologic Oncology honors VUMC’s Smith

    Thursday, December 10th, 2015

    The Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) is recognizing Joseph Smith Jr., M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery, with the Huggins Medal, its highest honor, for his lifetime contributions to the progress in treatment for patients with genitourinary neoplasms, which are tumors or cancer of the reproductive organs and the urinary system. The Huggins Medal is named […]

    Levy named to new VICC informatics leadership role

    Thursday, November 19th, 2015

    Mia Levy, M.D., Ph.D., Ingram Assistant Professor of Cancer Research and director of Cancer Clinical Informatics at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named director of Cancer Health Information and Strategy, a new management post that will expand her leadership role. In this newly created role, Levy will conceptualize and supervise the development of new […]

    VICC’s Horn lands Team Leadership Award from NCI

    Thursday, November 19th, 2015

    Leora Horn, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of Medicine and clinical director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has received a 2015 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award (CCITLA) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Horn is one of 11 clinical investigators selected to receive a 2015 CCITLA, which were announced during […]

    New faculty: Bethany Rhoten examines quality of life among cancer survivors

    Monday, October 19th, 2015

    Bethany Rhoten’s research focuses on issues that few people openly discuss—those surrounding body image and sexuality among cancer survivors. “While conducting research for my dissertation, I saw how difficult it is when a patient with head and neck cancer looks in the mirror and the person they see is not the person they saw six […]

    Radiation Oncology’s Chakravarthy named ASTRO fellow

    Monday, October 19th, 2015

    A. Bapsi Chakravarthy, M.D., professor and residency director of Radiation Oncology, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). She is one of 17 ASTRO members named to the 2015 class of Fellows. The ASTRO Fellows designation, or FASTRO, honors those who have been an active or emeritus member of […]

    Five VUMC faculty members on list of most frequently cited researchers

    Friday, October 9th, 2015

    Five current faculty members at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by others. The metric, developed by the global information giant Thomson Reuters, has become a prominent measure of a scientist’s influence on his or her field of endeavor. This year 3,125 scientists […]

    VICC investigators land Komen breast cancer grants

    Thursday, October 1st, 2015

    Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators — Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and director of VICC, and Valerie Jansen, M.D., Ph.D., medical oncology fellow — have received new cancer research grants awarded by Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research. The 2015 grants will provide nearly […]

    Ovarian cancer foundation honors VUMC’s Khabele

    Thursday, September 24th, 2015

    Dineo Khabele, M.D., associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Cancer Biology, has been named to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). Khabele joins Celeste Leigh Pearce, Ph.D., MPH, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, and Daniel Powell Jr., Ph.D., research associate professor of […]

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