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Department of Surgery Archives

A DARPP role in gastric cancer

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a link between Helicobacter pylori infection, inflammation and gastric cancer that could suggest new anti-cancer therapies.

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O’Neill honored with international surgical volunteerism award

Sep. 8, 2016—James O’Neill, M.D., professor of Surgery and former chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has received an International Surgical Volunteerism Award from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for more than three decades of service as a surgeon and educator in medically underserved countries.

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In search of new asthma therapies

Aug. 15, 2016—A peptide molecule relaxes airway smooth muscle and may be a potential therapeutic for asthma that has become resistant to standard therapies.

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Tarpley may be retiring, but he isn’t slowing down

Jul. 26, 2016—On June 30, John Tarpley, M.D., retired after 23 years of service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the Nashville VA Medical Center. The next day, he packed a suitcase, and on July 2 he boarded a Kenya-bound plane, a move that was absolutely no surprise to all who know him.

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Idrees receives award for cancer outcomes research

Jul. 7, 2016—Kamran Idrees, M.D., MSCI, assistant professor of Surgery, has received a Young Investigator Award from the Society of Surgical Oncology Foundation (SSO).

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Vanderbilt University honors 24 as emeriti faculty

May. 13, 2016—Twenty-four retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 13, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Surgical training enhances VUMC, Fort Campbell bond

Apr. 28, 2016—During a deployment as a military surgeon more than a decade ago, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Tim Nunez, M.D., felt ill prepared to perform complex trauma surgeries for an Iraqi family caught in a fire fight, but he's now committed to helping military personnel become better trained for these types of emergencies.

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Patient encourages early screening for colon cancer

Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patient encourages early screening for colon cancer.

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Liver balancing act

Feb. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have defined a mechanism that limits liver cell proliferation after injury in order to preserve critical metabolic functions.

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Solórzano named chief of Surgical Oncology, Endocrine Surgery

Jan. 21, 2016—Carmen Solórzano, M.D., professor of Surgery and director of the Endocrine Surgery Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery in the Department of Surgery.

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Study shows veteran, civilian patients at risk of ICU-related PTSD

Jan. 12, 2016—In a first-of-its-kind study of veterans and civilians, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that one in 10 patients is at risk of having a new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following their time in the intensive care unit (ICU).

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Stomach cancer cues

Aug. 6, 2015—Vanderbilt scientists have discovered a new molecular mechanism that promotes stomach cancer development, findings that could provide new opportunities for treatment.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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