Reporter Aug 16 2019

Mass shootings: what we can’t control, and what we can

The alarming number of mass shootings around the country is, without a doubt, ratcheting up anxiety as people wonder when our neighbors, our first responders, our teams could be called into action. And worst of all, the fear that we or people we know will be victims.

6 key takeaways from Leadership Assembly

Team building and efficiency are umbrella priorities over the coming year as leaders focus on strengthening patient flow through existing, and newly opening, inpatient and outpatient facilities and bolstering the spirit of culture, top executives said at the August Leadership Assembly.

Gannon named to new faculty development role

Maureen Gannon, PhD, has been named to the newly created role of Associate Dean for Faculty Development for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Potential second-line melanoma treatment identified

A study led by Anna Vilgelm, MD, PhD, and Ann Richmond, PhD, has identified a possible second-line treatment for melanoma patients.

Protein’s role in inflammation-related cancer studied

Investigators are exploring the molecular mechanisms behind the association of chronic inflammation and colon cancer.

Christian Meyer, right, a graduate student in the lab of Vito Quaranta, MD, left, received the 2019 Richard Armstrong Prize for Research Excellence last week during the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Student Research Symposium. The prize is named for the late Richard Armstrong, PhD, professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, who died in 2015. Meyer’s winning project was titled, “A consensus framework for calculating drug synergy.” Quaranta, professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, directs the Vanderbilt Quantitative Systems Biology Center.

Research excellence honored

Graduate student Christian Meyer recently received the 2019 Richard Armstrong Prize for Research Excellence.

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