Reporter Nov 30 2012

Massion named to lead Cancer Center’s Thoracic Program

Pierre Massion, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been named director of the Thoracic Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

ADA, Vanderbilt united in fight against diabetes

The statistics are jarring. More than 25.8 million children and adults in the United States — 8.3 percent of the population — have diabetes. And predictions are that one in three people will have the chronic disease by 2050.

Area employers learn more about affiliate network’s benefits

Vanderbilt University Medical Center and its network affiliates are working directly with employers in the region to improve health for health plan beneficiaries while bringing the overall cost of care under control.

Awards honor diabetes research contributions

The recent “Diabetes Day” symposium recognized two Vanderbilt trainees for their potential as future leaders in diabetes research and one longtime staff member for his service to the diabetes research community.

Symposium highlights VU’s clinical, translational research

Nearly $5 million in internal pilot grants to jumpstart research projects. A tripling in the number of clinical and translational research publications. Novel research tools that have been snapped up by scientists around the world.

Nobel laureate sheds light on RNA research

There’s been an explosion in the world of RNA — the nucleic acid “copy” of DNA, Nobel laureate Phillip Sharp, Ph.D., told the crowd gathered for his Flexner Discovery Lecture.