News & Events

2.5 million To Dr. Melissa Skala

Dr. Melissa Skala, one of the Young Ambassadors’ 2012 Discovery Grant recipients, let us know this week that the funding provided by the Young Ambassadors allowed her team to develop novel assessment technologies to enable accurate drug testing in patient tumors. Following the breakthrough discoveries in Dr. Skala’s lab that came about as a result […]

Wilhagan’s Marie Memorial – May 26, 2014

In March of 2012 Marie Bagsby, Wilhagans’ general manager of 14 years, lost her battle to cancer. The Marie Memorial was established in her memory, and in the three years since Marie’s death Wilhagan’s has contributed $14,000 to the Young Ambassadors at Vanderbilt. This funding was used to support innovative cancer research being conducting by […]

Young Ambassadors Awarding Day – November 9, 2013

I didn’t know what to expect attending my first awarding. I was blown away by the researchers and their dedication to finding a cure for some of the most horrific cancers people face today. Trying to narrow down the top three was a struggle. All of the presenters are doing research that will have a […]

An Evening with the Director

The night started off with everyone gathered around the patio at Rumours Wine Bar in the gulch as we listened to Kelly, Todd and EB update us on our fundraising progress. We had already raised over $70,000 and our goal for this year is $105,000 which we are getting very close to! After a quick […]

Courtney Jenrath Featured in Upcoming Edition of Momentum Magazine

Our fellow Young Ambassador Courtney Cooper Jenrath will be featured in the upcoming edition of VICC’s Momentum Magazine. What an exciting way to showcase the community of support that Young Ambassadors have locally and nationally. Thanks for representing us well, Courtney!