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Rischelle Jenkins provides the steady center of Biomedical Informatics

Over her two decades in the department, Jenkins has worked alongside the program’s educational leadership, managing student recruitment and enrollment, organizing critical data for DBMI’s National Library of Medicine grant, budgeting, overseeing weekly informatics seminars and planning social activities for students.

Vanderbilt LifeFlight celebrates 40th anniversary of service

LifeFlight started as a single helicopter air ambulance service four decades ago and has grown to a comprehensive emergency medical services provider that includes critical care air and ground transport, a ground ambulance program, event medicine coverage, emergency and dispatch communications.

Known for her honest leadership style, Five Pillar Award recipient Deidra Dickerson sees feedback as “an opportunity to build trust or tear a person down, and I’m always going to work on building trust.”

“I try to make sure everyone feels supported and is growing and reaching their full potential.”

Katrin Karbstein, PhD

Katrin Karbstein appointed co-leader of Vanderbilt’s Cancer Cell Biology Research Program

There, she will develop and implement program aims, participate in strategic decision-making in the Cancer Center, direct pilot project funding, facilitate interactions among Cancer Center members, and assist in the recruiting activities for the 42-member program with over $11.7 million in annual peer-reviewed funding.

Wesley Self named to leadership role in global clinical trials network

The Strategies and Treatments for Respiratory Infections and Viral Emergencies network includes more than 300 sites around the world and international experts in clinical trials, infectious diseases, critical care and pandemic preparedness.

Anthony Flores, MD, MPH, PhD

Anthony Flores named director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

In his clinical and research work, Flores examines the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens cause disease in humans.

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