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Jennifer Pietenpol Archives

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center supports national HPV vaccination efforts

Jan. 17, 2017—Nearly 39,000 new cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Although HPV vaccines can prevent the majority of these cancers, vaccination rates remain low across the country.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of philanthropist Tony Martell

Dec. 7, 2016—Members of the Vanderbilt community are mourning the loss of music executive and health care philanthropist Tony Martell, who died Sunday, Nov. 27, at his home in New Jersey. He was 90.

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Basic Science Research Advisory Committee formed

Dec. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) has formed a new Basic Science Research Advisory Committee.

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Chancellor Faculty Fellows nominations open for 2017

Sep. 12, 2016—Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.

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VICC leaders active in new Cancer Moonshot recommendations

Sep. 9, 2016—As part of the national Cancer Moonshot initiative, a Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) of cancer leaders, including four from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has delivered a series of recommendations to accelerate the pace of cancer prevention efforts and scientific discovery.

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In search of new cancer targets

Sep. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers developed a new algorithm to find clinically targetable gene rearrangements in cancers.

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Initiative set to sharpen VUMC’s strategic focus

Jul. 14, 2016—With the transition of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) into a new financial and legal entity now complete, Medical Center leaders view this period as an opportunity to sharpen the organization’s strategic focus.

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13 cross-college collaborative projects win TIPs funding

Jun. 2, 2016—Thirteen interdisciplinary projects, ranging from cellular processes and smart cities to global health care issues, have been selected as the 2016 awardees of the Trans-Institutional Program (TIPs) initiative.

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Precision medicine already changing cancer treatment strategies

May. 26, 2016—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.

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Public invited to learn about VICC precision cancer medicine

Apr. 27, 2016—Leading cancer investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will unveil the latest in cancer research during a community event May 10.

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Pietenpol named Executive Vice President for Research

Apr. 14, 2016—Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Molecular Oncology and Professor of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology and Otolaryngology, has been named Executive Vice President for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Her appointment is effective May 1.

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Pietenpol named to NCI Blue Ribbon Panel

Apr. 7, 2016—Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been selected to serve on a Blue Ribbon Panel that will inform the scientific direction and goals at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for Vice President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

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