William Blot Archives
Study casts doubt on impact of menthol-flavored tobacco ban
Apr. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt research finds that a ban on the sale of menthol-flavored cigarettes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on track to implement may have unintended consequences.
William and Frances Blot deed home to VUMC to benefit cancer patients
May. 20, 2021—Their condominium in The Westbury was at the heart of all that William and Frances Blot loved about Nashville — its proximity to Vanderbilt where he worked for two decades, its sidewalk that led to the greenspaces where they would watch the seasons change, and its residents who became more like friends than neighbors.
Zheng named VICC associate director for Population Sciences Research
Apr. 21, 2021—Wei Zheng, MD, PhD, MPH, Anne Potter Wilson Professor of Medicine, has been named associate director for Population Sciences Research at Vanderbilt- Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).
Rising obesity rates in South leading to rapid increase in diabetes
Jan. 18, 2018—Rising obesity rates in several Southern states are leading to a rapid increase in new cases of diabetes among both black and white adults. A new study helmed by investigators at the University of Texas Health Science Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) found the risk of diabetes is double for black patients.
Study finds menthol cigarettes do not further increase smokers’ cardiovascular disease, stroke risk
May. 17, 2016—Smoking is deleterious to health, but smokers who prefer menthol cigarettes to nonmenthol can breathe a sigh of relief…for now.
Cancer Center study snuffs out menthol myths
Mar. 24, 2011—People who smoke mentholated cigarettes are no more likely to develop lung cancer or die from the disease than are smokers of non-mentholated brands, a new study shows.