February 18, 2000

Robinson lands research award; elected to board

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Dr. Elspeth McDougall says the keyhole technique of removing kidneys is less-invasive. (photo by Mary Donaldson)

Dr. Roscoe R. "Ike" Robinson, vice chancellor for Health Affairs, Emeritus, has received the 1999 Research!America advocacy award for Sustained Leadership at the National Level.

The award honors leaders who have consistently fostered legislation and/or programs that strive to make medical and other health-related research a higher national priority. Research!America, a nonprofit organization that promotes support of medical research, cited Robinson as a trail-blazer in the area of kidney disease and as a visionary responsible for programs such as the two-day Vanderbilt "Research Day" and Congressional Spouse program.

Robinson was also recently elected to the National Kidney Foundation Board of Directors for the 2000-20001 term. The foundation is the nation's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to the prevention and treatment of kidney and urologic disease.