Alumni News

From the Winter 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

1950s Wike Scamman, MD’57, and his wife, Diana, were honored at a reception celebrating his retirement. The 85-year-old pathologist served for many years as laboratory and medical director of several northeast Kansas community hospitals and at one time served as … Continued

Losses

From the Winter 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Charles Albright, MD’61, BA’57, died Aug. 6, 2017. He was 81. Dr. Albright is survived by his children, Elizabeth and Cynthia; and two grandchildren.   Allen Anderson, MD, HS’83, died Nov. 12, 2017. He was 67. Dr. Anderson is survived … Continued

Alumni Profile: Mary Austin, MD

From the Winter 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Surgeon’s career shaped by childhood diagnosis As a pediatric surgeon, Mary Austin, MD’00, MPH’05, performs 300-500 wide-ranging cases per year. She is also part of a large team that does about 10-15 in utero repairs of myelomeningocele, the most common … Continued

Nicole McCoin, MD’03, HS’06

From the Winter 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Vice chair of education and residency program director in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Macy Scholar, former VUSM course director and member of the Faculty Senate A native Nashvillian, she graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1999 with a degree … Continued

Research Round-up

From the Winter 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Radiation and pulmonary fibrosis Radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis — tissue scarring that can permanently impair lung function — limits the delivery of therapeutic radiation doses to non-small cell lung cancer. Michael Freeman, PhD, and colleagues are exploring the cell types and … Continued

Losses

From the Summer 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

  Charles Bentz, M.D., ‘70, died Dec. 8, 2016. He was 71. Dr. Bentz is survived by his wife, Lynn; children Kim, Ann, Eduardo, David, Daniel, Charles, Julie, Wayne and Eugene; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Wyatt Blake III, … Continued