Leigh MacMillan

Obesity-cancer connection discovery suggests strategies for improving immunotherapy 

The study reported in the journal Nature provides a mechanistic explanation for the “obesity paradox” — that obesity can contribute to cancer progression but also improve response to immunotherapy.

“Tic Me Out to the Ballgame” at Nashville Sounds on July 6 to benefit Tourette support group 

Use the QR code on the flyer below, and a portion of the ticket purchase will be donated to the Middle Tennessee Tourette Syndrome support group.

Artists invited to sell work online to benefit VUMC Arts department

VUMC will receive a portion of the fees collected from the gallery to further VUMC’s mission as it relates to art therapy and cultural enrichment for patients.

Juneteenth celebration featuring historian Learotha Williams is June 18 

Tennessee State University’s Learotha Williams, PhD, will present “Singing a New Song: Juneteenth and Freedom Celebrations in American History,” at the event.

Vanderbilt researchers establish biomedical informatics training program in Mozambique

Building sustainable biomedical informatics training and research capacity to address gaps in Mozambique’s national HIV response will help the country leverage newer data-driven and genetics-based approaches for personalized HIV care and molecular epidemiology of the disease.

Lakmini Kidder named Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Revenue Officer

In her new capacity, Kidder will assume responsibility for overseeing all aspects of VUMC’s integrated revenue cycle, encompassing hospitals, clinics, the Vanderbilt Medical Group and Vanderbilt Integrated Providers.

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