VUMC People

Julie Bastarache, MD (photo by Donn Jones)

Julie Bastarache elected VP of clinical investigation society

Julie Bastarache, MD, Assistant Vice President for Clinical & Translational Scientist Development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been elected vice president of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) for 2024-2025.

Jennifer Vega, PhD

Jennifer Vega receives NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Award

Jennifer Vega, PhD, a cognitive neuroscientist and research instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has received a 2024 National Comprehensive Cancer Network Foundation Young Investigator Award.

Sean Donahue, MD, PhD

Sean Donahue to become president of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Sean Donahue, MD, PhD, Sam and Darthea Coleman Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, will become president of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in July.

Peter Reese, MD, PhD

Peter Reese named to lead newly created Vanderbilt Center for Transplant Science

Peter Reese, MD, PhD, has been named the inaugural director of the Vanderbilt Center for Transplant Science.

Benjamin French joins U.S. radiation council

Benjamin French, PhD, professor of Biostatistics and director of graduate studies for the department, has been elected to the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.

Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, speaks during the spring faculty meeting. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Spring Faculty Assembly — VUMC sees continued gains in research funding and reputation

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine continues to make impressive strides in research funding, rankings and faculty accomplishments, Dean Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, said Friday during the spring faculty meeting.

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