Feb. 24, 2014—John Chen, a second-year medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), is not sure what type of doctor he will become, but one thing is certain: he will have the chance to follow his heart in selecting his field of study and said he owes that all to Vanderbilt.
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.
Nov. 14, 2013—John F. Brock III, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, his wife, Mary, and their three children have established an endowment to support an oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The Brock Family Fellowship will provide financial assistance long into the future for young physicians, postdoctoral students and medical investigators who are furthering their training in cancer research.
Oct. 17, 2013—In more than 50 years of clinical practice and teaching at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Fred Goldner Jr., M.D., trained countless medical students and residents who learned flawless diagnostic skills from the Vanderbilt-educated Nashville native.
Sep. 5, 2013—He was a successful, self-made businessman, and she was a pioneering nurse, but the many professional accomplishments of Nancy and Hilliard Travis were eclipsed only by their ongoing generosity to the community, especially their beloved Vanderbilt. The most recent example is a generous gift to the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for student scholarships, and...
Aug. 30, 2013—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were lauded for their extraordinary academic achievements during an Aug. 28 celebration.
Aug. 22, 2013—Billy Webb knows every nook and cranny of Vanderbilt. He knows the name of the young woman who sells him a no-whip iced mocha in the Courtyard Café on treatment days, the ladies who check him in at the front desk and the nurse who comes around to check his vitals.
Aug. 22, 2013—In matters of giving, venture capitalist Robby van Roijen recommends following your heart, the same course he took in establishing Vanderbilt’s first endowed fund in cardiac innovation. “The thing I like about giving to Vanderbilt is that the money is actually going to producing something that will eventually make the world a healthier place,” said...
Aug. 22, 2013—During a tour 30 years ago of what is now the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Tom Flood witnessed an extraordinary event. “What I saw and what I heard that day made a tremendous impression on me. I was so touched by my experience,” Flood said.
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.