April 14, 2000

Chapman honored by distinguished service

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Dean John Chapman spoke on how little things can make a big difference. (photo by Anne Rayner)

Dr. John E. Chapman, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for more than a quarter-century, has been named to receive the Tennessee Medical Association's Distinguished Service Award for 2000.

The award, which will be presented later this month in Knoxville, recognizes Chapman's many contributions to the improvement and advancement of health in the Nashville area.

"It is a high honor indeed to be a dean for 25 years and to be recognized for the medical school's relationship to the health of the Nashville community," Chapman said.

"The health of the medical school and the health of the community are bound together through the common purpose of better health for all citizens."

The Tennessee Medical Association is made up of physicians from across the state. The organization is dedicated to promoting medical knowledge, science and medical education at the local, state and national levels.