Reporter Sept 2 2016

Kidney cancer educational conference at VICC set Sept. 10

Kidney cancer patients, family members, health care providers and members of the public are invited to attend a free educational workshop about the disease to be held at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

Chance to help others drives neurosurgeon Thompson

The tears Reid Thompson, M.D., shed one day as a medical student left an indelible mark.

Lemonade Stand grant boosts Tansey’s pediatric tumor research

William Tansey, Ph.D., professor of Cell Development and Biology and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to study malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRTs).

Flulapalooza mass vaccination event set for Oct. 11

Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will once again be offering faculty, staff, students and volunteers free flu shots at the upcoming Flulapalooza mass vaccination event.

Lecture to focus on diversity in medical education

The importance of diversity and inclusion to medical and graduate education and research will be discussed on Sept. 8 during the first Flexner Discovery Lecture of the 2016-2017 academic year.

Trial to test whether DBS slows Parkinson’s progression

A consortium led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers has received funding as it makes plans for a multicenter trial that could determine whether deep brain stimulation (DBS) slows the progression of Parkinson’s disease in early-stage patients.

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