April 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. Read more...

VUMC mourns longtime Medical Center Board chair Edward Nelson


Edward G. Nelson, a prominent businessman and Vanderbilt University Board of Trust emeritus member who worked tirelessly to strengthen U.S.-Japanese relations, died April 5 after a long illness. He was 84. Nelson joined the Board of Trust in 1979 and was named an emeritus trustee in 2007. He also served for 22 years as chairman of the university's Medical Center Board. Read more...

VUSM town hall focuses on diversity, inclusion


The number of black students applying to medical schools across the country is decreasing. Of particular concern is the reduced number of black males going into medicine. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine wants to change that trend. Read more...

Churchwell to speak on "Creativity and Applied Physics," at Chancellor's Lecture Series, Monday, April 11


Dr. Andre Churchwell, senior associate dean for diversity affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will share his personal insights on the role of art in all of its creative forms and its relationship to applied physics in the solution of humankind's medical woes when he delivers the next installment of the Vanderbilt Chancellor's Lecture Series on Monday, April 11. Read more...