Reporter May 24 2013

Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D.

Message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs about economic position

In recent communications I have highlighted the intense financial challenges we are facing as a leading academic medical center, particularly during this last quarter of the fiscal year.

Stem Cell Transplant Survivors Reunion

School of Medicine’s achievements outlined at Spring Faculty Meeting

In the midst of tight government budgets and uncertain times, Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues to move ever forward in training the next generation of physician researchers and biomedical scientists.

2013 Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards

The 2013 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards, which were presented during Wednesday’s Spring Faculty meeting, included awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contributions to Research. Award recipients were nominated by their faculty colleagues and chosen by the Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards Selection Committee.

Surgical Pathology takes Pioneer Program to heart

Surgical pathologists are often asked to evaluate tissue samples mid-procedure. These intraoperative consultations entail rapid processing and microscopic evaluation to distinguish diseased tissue from healthy tissue, thus helping guide the surgeon’s hands.

VU to lead prostate cancer treatment research effort

David Penson, M.D., MPH, professor of Urologic Surgery, has received a $2 million research award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study localized prostate cancer, the second leading cause of death among American men.

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