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Reporter May 8 2015

Event showcases Vanderbilt’s personalized medicine efforts

May. 7, 2015—More than 100 clinician-scientists, geneticists, biomedical informatics experts, bio-statisticians, policy experts and students gathered for Personalized Medicine Day on May 1 at the Student Life Center. The depth and breadth of Vanderbilt’s ongoing investment in personalized medicine was on display in lectures, panel discussions and poster sessions.

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Kachnic to join VUMC as new chair of Radiation Oncology

May. 5, 2015—Lisa Kachnic, M.D., professor and chair of Radiation Oncology and associate director of Multidisciplinary Cancer Research at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and chief of Radiation Oncology at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has been named the new professor and chair of the Vanderbilt Department of Radiation Oncology. She will join the faculty on Sept. 21.

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Watkins memorialized with establishment of new chair

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) who died earlier this month. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos made the announcement April 30 at a...

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