October 24, 2008

Frist set to speak Oct. 30

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Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist, M.D.

Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist, M.D., will discuss “Health Care as a Currency for Peace,” as part of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Centennial Lecture Series. The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. in Wilson Hall and is free of charge.

Frist has more than 20 years of experience in medicine, as a heart and lung transplant surgeon and medical researcher. He is well known for his two terms in the U.S. Senate which included serving as Majority Leader. Each year, Frist travels to sub-Saharan Africa as part of World Medical Mission to do surgery and chairs Hope Through Healing Hands, a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for communities around the world.

The lecture is followed by a reception. Free parking is available in the Terrace Place Garage at 21st Avenue and Terrace Place, directly across from Wilson Hall. Attendees are asked to register online at www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/centennial/events.html.