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Genetic differences in Wilms tumor

Apr. 6, 2021—Unique somatic gene mutations may contribute to racial disparities in the incidence of Wilms tumor — the most common childhood kidney cancer.

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Dixie Place renamed in honor of Vanderbilt surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas

Apr. 1, 2021—Through a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student-led effort, Dixie Place, the city street that runs between the Medical Center’s Central Garage and the Oxford House building on 21st Avenue South, is being renamed Vivien Thomas Way.

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Schools of Medicine, Law rise in 2022 U.S. News rankings

Apr. 1, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s graduate programs showed continued strength in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released this week.

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Match Day reveals medical students’ residency locations

Mar. 22, 2021—Match Day — and Vanderbilt’s longstanding tradition of gathering fourth-year medical students, their families, friends and faculty together to celebrate — was revamped again this year to implement social distancing measures due to COVID-19. Unlike last year, however, the students had the option to reveal their residency matches either in person or virtually via livestream.

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Shade Tree Trot once again virtual, kicks off March 28

Mar. 17, 2021—The annual Shade Tree Trot, a vital and long-standing fundraiser for the Shade Tree Clinic, will be held virtually again this year. The weeklong event is open to the public.

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School of Medicine Faculty Advisory Council Re-Established

Feb. 25, 2021—After a several-year hiatus, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Faculty Advisory Council has been re-established to represent the School’s 3,000-plus faculty.

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VUSM students helping vaccinate patients against COVID-19

Feb. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students will be rolling up their sleeves and pitching in to vaccinate patients against COVID-19.

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MLK Lecture set for Jan. 18

Jan. 14, 2021—The chief diversity and inclusion officer for the American Association of Medical Colleges will deliver the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration Event Lecture on Monday, Jan. 18.

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Medical student addresses food needs during pandemic

Dec. 29, 2020—“Families being affected by the financial impact of the coronavirus made the subject of food insecurity more important than ever. Children seemed to be a vulnerable population that would benefit from a project like this."

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Nominations being sought for School of Medicine Faculty Awards

Dec. 10, 2020—Nominations are being sought for the following 2021 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Faculty Awards:

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Faculty mentoring program named for Geoffrey Fleming

Nov. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Academy for Excellence in Education is developing a mentoring program for scientist educators, clinician educators and clinical practice faculty that will provide support and guidance to access and acquire the resources and skills necessary for successful careers as educators. Named the Geoffrey Fleming Mentoring Program, it will be implemented in spring 2021.

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Former Vanderbilt Prize winner Amon mourned

Oct. 30, 2020—Angelika Amon, PhD, a pioneering cell and molecular biologist and winner of the 2018 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, died Oct. 29 from cancer. She was 53.

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