August 2, 2002

News Briefs

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Dean Steven Gabbe poses in Predators hockey gear to promote the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sept. 21. Gabbe is this year's chair, and if the Vanderbilt team reaches its goal of $50,000, anyone who participates in the walk will have the opportunity to shoot pucks at him at a location on campus to be determined. An additional $1 will be contributed for every goal scored. The walk benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.(photo by Dana Johnson)

Epidemiology class offered in October

The MPH program is offering a course in cancer epidemiology, Oct. 2-30. The course, directed by Dr. Wei Zheng, an experienced cancer epidemiologist, will cover the role of environmental and genetic factors in the etiology and prognosis of cancer, the design and conduct of epidemiologic studies that identify etiologic and prognostic factors, and cancer screening and prevention programs and their evaluation.

The course will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday in October from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students are required to have prior courses in epidemiology and biostatistics to register and the course is directed towards physicians or other doctorally prepared people.

Students are required to take the course for credit. No auditors are allowed.

Interested individuals should submit a completed MPH application, a current CV, and a copy of a transcript from doctoral training to Cindy Naron, A-1104 MCN. Application deadline is Aug. 12.

Contact Cindy Naron,, for more information.

Gabbe to speak at AAMC meeting

Dr. Steven G. Gabbe, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will speak at the 2002 annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges in San Francisco on Nov. 12. His session is titled “Two Cultures, Two Traditions: Issues and Progress in the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance.”

Dr. Bennett Johnson Jr., senior medical director of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, will moderate the session. Other presenters include Dr. Clifton Meador, executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is a non-profit association founded in 1876 to work for reform in medical education.