Thoracic Surgery, Research, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, And Treatment (TREAT) Lung Cancer Program
Our goal is to ultimately improve the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer for all populations. We are a multidisciplinary team of biostatisticians, nurses, thoracic surgeons and epidemiologists that perform cutting edge research in epidemiologic and clinical studies of lung cancer. We collaborate with leading investigators with expertise in genetics, epidemiology, medicine, surgery, pulmonology, bioinformatics, and health services research to improve the prevention and clinical care of lung cancer.
Stephen Deppen, M.A., M.S., Ph.D. candidate, in April received a 2013 Scholar-in-Training Award from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) at the annual meeting held in Washington, D.C. The AACR Award program has provided more than 3,300 grants to young investigators dedicated to the fight against cancer. Deppen competed against more than 100 post docs, graduate students and junior faculty. His research on the wide variation of benign disease diagnoses following lung surgery also received a Blue Ribbon Award during the poster session.
Melinda Aldrich, Ph.D., M.P.H., received a Research Scholar Award for her presentation at the Annual Translational Science Meeting. The award is presented each year to K12 scholars for outstanding presentation.
Ashley Morgan, Vanderbilt medical student and member of the TREAT Lung Cancer Program laboratory, was awarded a T35 fellowship for the Summer Research Training Program in Heart, Lung and Vascular Biology.