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Dermatology

My Southern Health: Preventing skin cancer

Jul. 22, 2019—Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and one in five Americans will develop it at some point in their lives, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. 

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Free skin cancer screening June 15

Apr. 29, 2019—Vanderbilt Dermatology is offering free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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Skin diseases study uses crowdsourcing to gather data

Feb. 21, 2019—Identifying and quantifying skin lesions often requires hours of tedious visual inspection by experts, making it difficult to study a lot of them at once. Eric Tkaczyk and Daniel Fabbri have found that training multiple non-experts to do basic evaluations can achieve comparable results.

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Chren named inaugural chair of Department of Dermatology

Sep. 29, 2017—As Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Division of Dermatology transitions from a division within the Department of Medicine to become the Medical Center’s newest clinical department, Mary-Margaret “Meg” Chren, M.D., professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been named to serve as the department’s inaugural chair. She will join the faculty in January 2018.

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McDonald elected to TMA board of trustees

May. 27, 2015—Michel McDonald, M.D., MBA, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology, officially took office as chair of the board of trustees of the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) at the group’s annual convention, held last month at the Opryland Resort and Convention Center and attended by about 300 physicians and others in health care.

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Dermatologist gives tips for protecting your skin from lingering winter weather

Mar. 6, 2015—Months of cold and sometimes icy and snowy weather can take a toll on our skin—but a Vanderbilt dermatologist says there are ways to protect it from the ravages of a lingering winter.

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Vanderbilt dermatologist tells how to protect your skin from lingering winter weather

Mar. 4, 2015—Months of cold and sometimes icy and snowy weather can take a toll on our skin—but a Vanderbilt dermatologist says there are ways to protect it from the ravages of a lingering winter. “Like a vacuum, the dry air of winter sucks water right out of our skin,” says John Zic, M.D., associate professor of...

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Skin cancer risks higher for soldiers serving abroad

Sep. 11, 2014—Soldiers deployed to tropical and sunny climates are coming home with increased risk factors for a threat far from the battlefield: skin cancer.

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Smart bathing techniques can help with dry, itchy winter skin, Vanderbilt dermatologist says

Jan. 28, 2014—If you suffer from dry, itchy skin in winter, there may be a simple solution: be a smarter bather, a Vanderbilt dermatologist says. “Like a vacuum, the dry air of winter sucks water right out of our skin,” says John Zic, M.D., associate professor of Medicine, a dermatologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. And when...

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards and achievements

Jan. 10, 2014—Read about faculty and staff awards and achievements in the latest edition of "Kudos."

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Free seminar on reversing signs of aging Oct. 25

Oct. 18, 2012—A free seminar on skin care will be held Oct. 25, 6-7:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 1st Floor conference room. Dr. William Stebbins will present. There will be coupons, samples, giveaways and refreshments. Contact: Lisa Dunaway Lisa.dunaway@Vanderbilt.Edu

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Practice sun safety awareness on ‘Don’t Fry Day’ this Friday

May. 23, 2012—To help reduce the rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to UV sun rays, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors. Because no single step can fully protect...

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