Mar. 30, 2009—Dr. Harry R. Jacobson will retire as vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University June 1, and Dr. Jeffrey Balser, dean of the School of Medicine, will succeed him, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.
Jan. 29, 2009—Brandt F. Eichman, assistant professor of biological sciences and biochemistry at Vanderbilt University, has received Sigma Xi's Young Investigator Award.
Columbia University Medical Center’s Susie Stalcup named Vanderbilt vice chancellor for development and alumni relations
Dec. 2, 2008—Susie S. Stalcup, the chief fundraising officer for Columbia University Medical Center, has been selected Vanderbilt University\'s new vice chancellor for development and alumni relations, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Tuesday.
Southerners living in U.S. cancer belt; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers study causes of malignancy
Jul. 21, 2008—The South is known for many things: hot, steamy summers, iced tea laced with sugar and friendly people with a tendency to welcome strangers. But beneath the veneer of Southern hospitality and gracious living lurks a silent killer: cancer. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have their own name for the southern region of the United States: the "cancer belt."
Jun. 20, 2008—Monroe J. Carell Jr., a Nashville executive admired as much for his generous philanthropy, especially in support of Vanderbilt University, as for his business acumen, died peacefully at home today after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jun. 16, 2008—President George W. Bush has appointed Jennifer A. Pietenpol, director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, to the National Cancer Advisory Board. Pietenpol, the B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram, will serve a six-year term through March 9, 2014.
Mar. 26, 2008—Todd D. Giorgio, professor of biomedical engineering, has been named chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University.
Mar. 26, 2008—African-Americans are far more likely to be diagnosed with and to die from colorectal cancer than whites or other minority groups. Despite this increased risk, a new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers found that African-Americans are far less likely to undergo colonoscopy screening than whites, even when both groups have a family history of colorectal cancer. The study was published in the March 24 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Mar. 13, 2008—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has been selected as a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare CancersSM by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, in collaboration with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.
Mar. 13, 2008—Cancer patients from the Southeastern United States who are treated with the drug cetuximab, known commercially as Erbitux, are far more likely to suffer severe allergic reactions than patients in other regions of the country.
Mar. 7, 2008—When your mother told you to eat your vegetables it appears that maternal wisdom had a scientific basis. Researchers with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Shanghai Cancer Institute in China have discovered a possible link between a diet rich in certain vegetables and a decreased risk for breast cancer. The study appears in the March issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Jan. 17, 2008—Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and professor of Biochemistry, has been named director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.