Reporter Sept 21 2018

Santoro to step down as department chair of PMI

After serving as the department’s leader for more than 15 years, Samuel A. Santoro, MD, PhD, the Dorothy B. and Theodore R. Austin Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, will step down from his role as the department’s chair after the completion of a national search to identify his successor.

Dill’s role expanded to Sr. VP of Medical Center Engagement

Stuart Dill, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Director of The Office of Engagement, has been named Sr. VP, Medical Center Engagement with an expanded leadership role, including oversight of VUMC’s Strategic Marketing Department.

Thomas Nantais named executive vice president for Adult Ambulatory Operations

Thomas Nantais, MBA, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s executive vice president for Adult Ambulatory Operations and will join the Medical Center’s senior leadership team on Sept. 21.

Chic Awearness event supports VUMC ovarian cancer research

The T.J. Martell Foundation’s 6th Annual Chic Awearness fundraising event that supports ovarian cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will be held Monday, Sept. 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Fibromyalgia: More doctor visits mean fewer suicide attempts

Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care & Research.

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New HIV research training program launched

With the help of a $1.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a specialized research training program called Vanderbilt Scholars in HIV and Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Research, or V-SCHoLARs.

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