Proposals requested for St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fellowship Awards

Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) may nominate one candidate for the 2018 St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fellowship Awards. Read More

Friends of Children’s Hospital gift to enhance two programs

The Friends of Children’s Hospital, an organization of volunteers who support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has made its largest single gift — $1 million over three years — to be split between two Children’s Hospital programs: the Program for Children with Medically Complex Needs and Pediatric Cancer. Read More

Researchers seek best ways to increase HPV vaccination rates

Tennessee has one of the lowest human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates in the nation, and investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are hoping to change this by improving the way medical providers present these vaccines to patients and by improving patient and patient family education. Read More

Faculty meeting highlights VUMC’s achievements, goals

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is known for world-renowned research, national leadership in training health care professionals and for the most cutting-edge medical care for complex conditions. Read More

Lovly elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt, has been elected to The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Read More

Vanderbilt’s Christine Lovly elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

  Christine Lovly, Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been elected… Read More

Vanderbilt’s W. Kimryn Rathmell named to ASCI leadership post

W. Kimryn Rathmell, director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named vice president of The American Society for Clinical Investigation. Read More

“U.S. News” Best Hospitals voting now open in Doximity

A message from Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO, VUMC, and Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; and C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., Deputy CEO… Read More

Morton to help lead blood disorders treatment efforts

Colleen Morton, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as section chief of Classical Hematology, a specialty also known as “benign hematology” because it covers all blood disorders that are not cancer. Read More

Nine Vanderbilt faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year. Read More

Commitment to service excellence recognized

The most recent Credo Award, Five Pillar Leader, and Elevate Team Award winners were announced at this week’s Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Langford Auditorium. The awards are conferred on a quarterly basis. Read More

VUMC’s Lehman lands LUNGevity research support

Jonathan Lehman, M.D., Ph.D., instructor in Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, has received a Career Development Award from LUNGevity, a nonprofit organization that provides support programs for lung cancer patients and families, public education and funding for innovative scientific research. Read More

Hyundai Hope On Wheels grant spurs pediatric cancer research

Richard Ho, M.D., MSCI, associate professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Scholar Grant to study ways to reduce long-term side effects of chemotherapy in pediatric cancer survivors and develop more personalized therapies for pediatric oncology patients. Read More

Kidney cancer educational conference at VICC set Sept. 10

Kidney cancer patients, family members, health care providers and members of the public are invited to attend a free educational workshop about the disease to be held at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). Read More

VICC helps launch new alliance for rare kidney cancer

Children, adolescents or young adults, particularly African-Americans, diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer may actually have a rare form of the disease known as renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) that requires a specialized approach and expert intervention. Read More

VICC expands cancer care services at Spring Hill clinic

Cancer patients who live near Spring Hill, Tennessee, can now receive care from an experienced medical oncologist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) at Spring Hill instead of traveling to the main campus in Nashville. Read More

U.S. News again ranks Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt among nation’s best

For the 10th year, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received the honor of being named among the nation’s leaders in pediatric health care by U.S. News & World Report in their annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The rankings were released online today. Read More

Strategic planning, career development ahead: Brown

Nancy Brown, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine, ticked off a wealth of accomplishments for the 2016 academic year at the recent State of the Department of Medicine Address Read More

Precision medicine already changing cancer treatment strategies

The ability to test patients’ cancers for individual differences, mainly at the genetic level, and to make treatment decisions based on those differences is the hallmark of precision medicine, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is among the leaders of this new approach to diagnosis and treatment. Read More

Vanderbilt University honors 24 as emeriti faculty

Twenty-four retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 13, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Read More