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Jansen’s cancer research efforts garner recognition

May. 14, 2015—Valerie Malyvanh Jansen, M.D., Ph.D., a third-year medical oncology fellow, recently received several national awards and grants, as well as a Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center fellowship, in recognition of her translational cancer research.

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VICC cancer research efforts in spotlight at AACR conference

Apr. 30, 2015—Adding an investigational drug to an already approved estrogen blocking therapy appears to be safe and provided clinical benefit for some postmenopausal women with estrogen-positive breast cancer.

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Remembering Levi Watkins Jr.

Apr. 13, 2015—Andre Churchwell, M.D., George Hill, Ph.D., Kevin Johnson, M.D., and John Tarpley, M.D., reflect on the life and legacy of Levi Watkins Jr., M.D.

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VUSM student lands fellowship to study ethics and discipline

Apr. 9, 2015—Kelly Wolenberg, a third-year medical student at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named to take part in the 2015 Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE).

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ResearchMatch adds new clinical trials feature

Mar. 26, 2015—Patients seeking to participate in clinical trials have a new option in online tools for finding studies that might offer hope for their problem or condition.

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Discovery Lecturer O’Rahilly to explore obesity, insulin resistance

Mar. 26, 2015—Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, M.D., an expert in metabolic and endocrine diseases, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 2.

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Nominations for Vanderbilt Prize Scholar sought

Mar. 26, 2015—Nominations for this year’s Vanderbilt Prize Scholar are now being accepted. The deadline is April 24.

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Smith selected as next editor of Journal of Urology

Mar. 19, 2015—Joseph Smith Jr., M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently named the next editor of The Journal of Urology. Smith, the William L. Bray Professor of Urology, was selected for the role by the American Urological Association Board of Directors and will work with other editors at the journal to...

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VUSM student earns HIV/AIDS fellowship

Mar. 19, 2015—Third-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Ishan Asokan has been selected as an inaugural member of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Fellowship for students addressing HIV/AIDS and health disparities.

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Skaar elected to American Academy of Microbiology

Mar. 19, 2015—  Eric Skaar, Ph.D., MPH, the Ernest W. Goodpasture Professor of Pathology, has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. Skaar is one of seven current Vanderbilt faculty members who are AAM fellows. The 2,400-member academy is an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, the world’s oldest and largest...

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Infection, Immunology Symposium set for April 10 at Student Life Center

Mar. 19, 2015—The Vanderbilt Symposium on Infection and Immunology will be held Friday, April 10, at the Student Life Center. Registration deadline is April 1. Keynote speakers and their topics are: Raul Andino, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, “RNA virus population dynamics and the mechanisms of replication and adaptation;” Adrian Erlebacher, M.D., Ph.D., New York University,...

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Symposium on impact of ‘omics on medicine set for March 23

Mar. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt and the Waters Centers of Innovation Program are sponsoring a free symposium titled "Integrated 'Omics in Translational Medicine" on March 23. It is open to all scientists interested in the subject.

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