Benjamin Byrd

Directorships honor leaders, philanthropic partners

On April 16, Vanderbilt University Medical Center held its second Directorship Celebration to honor 10 leaders from across the enterprise in clinical care, research, education and administration.

Honoring Byrd

Members of the Byrd family gathered at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center recently to dedicate a portrait of the late Benjamin F. Byrd Jr., MD, a founding member and first chair of the Cancer Center’s Board of Overseers.

Byrd named president of echocardiography society

Benjamin Byrd III, M.D., professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, has been named president of the 16,000-member American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) for a one-year term following the society’s 24th Annual Scientific Sessions, which were held earlier this month in Minneapolis.