December 15, 2000

Burr honored for work

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Dr. Ian Burr stands with wife Wendy and children Karen Alsheimer and Craig Burr after the unveiling of a portrait given to him for his contributions in pediatrics at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Burr was presented the portrait in front of more than 450 guests at a dinner in his honor. (photo by Tommy Lawson)

Dr. Ian Burr, associate vice chancellor for Children Services, was recently honored for his long standing work with Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. At the ceremony, Dr. Harry Jacobson, vice chancellor for Health Affairs, announced a gift to the Children’s Hospital that would fund the Ian Burr Endocrinology Clinic.

Burr joined the VUMC staff in 1980 as an associate professor of Pediatrics and head of Pediatric Endocrinology. He left Vanderbilt in 1986 to head the pediatrics department at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine in Gainesville and returned to VUMC to head the pediatrics department in 1988. Under his direction, the department greatly expanded its clinical services and has become one of this country’s top 10 pediatric departments in research funding.