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Ben Ho Park

Vanderbilt has announced that Ben Ho Park has been named co-leader of the breast cancer research program, director of the precision oncology, and associate director for translational research at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Park, who will assume the post Sept. 1, succeeds Carlos Arteaga. Park currently serves as professor of oncology in the bresat and ovarian cancer program, associate director for research training and education, and member of the executive oversight committee at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University. Park received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, followed by dual training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.