Richard B. Johnston Jr., BA’57, MD’61 is Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus
Apr. 18, 2017—Richard B. Johnston Jr., BA’57, MD’61—a renowned immunologist and pediatrician—is the recipient Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumni Award.
New faculty: David Sweatt studies how brain chemistry affects learning and memory
Oct. 13, 2016—Homecoming came early this year for Vanderbilt alumnus David Sweatt, who joined the faculty as chair of Pharmacology this summer, 30 years after receiving his Ph.D. from the department he now leads.
Jeff Carr, major force at Vanderbilt and in the community for three decades, dies
Apr. 12, 2016—A longtime vice chancellor and general counsel who cared deeply about Vanderbilt's integrity and reputation has died at the age of 75.
First Vanderbilt Giving Day set for April 21
Feb. 22, 2016—The first-ever Vanderbilt Giving Day, planned for April 21, will be a 24-hour campaign that draws alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and fans together to advance the mission of the university.
Noted VUSM alum Robert Heimburger dies at 97
Jun. 18, 2015—Robert F. Heimburger, M.D., a member of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine class of 1943, died June 9. He was 97.
Levi Watkins Jr., medical pioneer and champion of racial equality, dies
Apr. 14, 2015—Levi Watkins Jr., a renowned cardiac surgeon, champion of racial equality and diversity, and the first African American to be admitted to and graduate from Vanderbilt's School of Medicine, died Saturday from complications after suffering a stroke.
New faculty: Jordan studies sleep disorders in children
Oct. 8, 2014—As one of the few board-certified pediatric sleep specialists in the region, Atia Jordan works with a multidisciplinary team to address sleep concerns in an effort to improve the overall health and well-being of her patients.
Alumnus elected to National Medical Honor Society Board of Directors
Aug. 29, 2014—Alpha Omega Alpha elects Dr. Charles “Chipper” H. Griffith III, BA’84, MD’88, as a councilor director for its board. His three-year term begins Oct. 3.
Four Vanderbilt schools ranked in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ top 25 lists
Mar. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt’s schools of business, education, law and medical research were all selected in the top 25 in their categories of the best graduate schools as ranked by "U.S. News & World Report."
Moses to receive Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumni Award
Jan. 20, 2014—Harold “Hal” Moses, the Hortense B. the Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University, is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award — the highest honor for a member of the Vanderbilt alumni community.
Churchwell named to new VUSM diversity post
Jan. 9, 2014—Andre L. Churchwell, M.D., associate dean for Diversity at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been promoted to the new position of senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs.
Vanderbilt to honor and recognize Reunion classes with two new awards
Aug. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt has created two new alumni awards—the Reunion Attendance Cup for the Reunion class with the highest percentage of alumni in attendance at Reunion and the Reunion Participation Cup for the class with the highest giving participation percentage. The awards will be presented during Vanderbilt’s Homecoming football game on October 5, 2013.