December 5, 2003

State Health Department Commissioner to speak at Vanderbilt Dec. 10

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Plaque with radioactive beads. This device remained in Barbara Miller’s eye for one week, delivering radiation to her eye tumor.

Kenneth Robinson, Commissioner of the Department of Health for Tennessee will speak at Vanderbilt Dec. 10. His speech, “Faith, Medicine and Public Health” will take place in 208 Light Hall from 1 to 2 p.m.

Robinson taught at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for 10 years, and served as dean of Admissions and Student Affairs at the College of Medicine of the University of Tennessee-Memphis.

Robinson’s wife, Marilynn, is a former VUMC assistant hospital director.

Robinson holds a bachelor’s and medical degree from Harvard, and a master of divinity degree from Vanderbilt.