September 25, 2009

Council on Aging lauds Spickard

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Anderson Spickard Jr., M.D.

Council on Aging lauds Spickard

Anderson Spickard Jr., M.D., Chancellor's Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, has received the 2009 Sage Award presented by the Council on Aging of Greater Nashville. Given since 1992, the Sage Awards recognize older adults who have made outstanding contributions to the well being of Nashville's citizens throughout their lifetime.

Spickard served Vanderbilt University Medical Center for 45 years, focusing on substance abuse. He founded the Vanderbilt Institute for Treatment of Addiction in 1984 and led the Vanderbilt Center for Professional Health.

Since retiring, Spickard has worked as a volunteer general internist at the Siloam Family Health Center, a clinic devoted to the care of the poor and uninsured.

Spickard's wife, Sue, is also being recognized for her volunteer work with local non-profit organizations.

The award was presented Sept. 24 at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University.