Reporter March 24 2017

Richard B. Johnston Jr., BA’57, MD’61

Richard B. Johnston Jr., BA’57, MD’61 is Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus

Richard B. Johnston Jr., BA’57, MD’61—a renowned immunologist and pediatrician—is the recipient Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumni Award.

For McHollin, kindness is always part of the service

Terry McHollin checks the coffee cups along with the trash cans in patients’ rooms.
Serving coffee isn’t part of her job description as an environmental service tech, but if someone needs a fresh pour she will stop what she’s doing, wash her hands then head for the coffee pot — and still stay on schedule.

Breast cancer program lands new research grants

Several investigators in Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s (VICC) Breast Cancer Program have received grant awards to support translational research that may improve disease outcomes for patients.

A large audience wearing 3D glasses in a darkened movie theater.

Study takes 3-D perspective on colorectal cancer

Despite dramatic recent advances in treatment, colorectal cancer killed more than 49,000 Americans last year, according to the National Cancer Institute, making it the second most lethal malignancy after cancers of the lung and bronchus.

Vanderbilt Prize winner Fuchs set for next Discovery Lecture

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., recipient of the 2016 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science and a pioneer in the field of reverse genetics, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize lecture as part of the Flexner Discovery Lecture series on Thursday, March 30.

Reminder: access to patient information monitored

Unauthorized use of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) clinical databases — Epic, Medipac or Star Panel — to check on the health status of fellow employees or to peer into the medical records of other individuals not under their care, can result in progressive discipline.

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