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Pioneering nephrologist William Stone mourned

May. 12, 2020—William J. Stone, MD, nephrologist and professor of Medicine, emeritus, who retired in December after 50 years as a member of the faculty of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, died Monday, May 11, at his home in Nashville. He was 83.

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Pediatric Cardiology icon Thomas P. Graham Jr., MD, dies at 83

Mar. 24, 2020—Renowned Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt cardiologist Thomas P. Graham Jr., MD, who founded and led the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Vanderbilt for 33 years, died Wednesday, March 18. He was 83.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of former Anesthesiology chair Bradley E. Smith, MD

Mar. 24, 2020—Bradley E. Smith, MD, former professor and chair of the Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology, died March 20 in Nashville after a long battle with cancer. He was 86.

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Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Stanley Cohen dies at 97

Feb. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt University biochemist Stanley Cohen, PhD, whose discovery of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and its receptor earned him a Nobel Prize and opened the door to a new class of cancer therapies, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Nashville. He was 97.

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Longtime Neurological Surgery chair Allen mourned

Dec. 11, 2019—George Allen, MD, PhD, an innovative surgeon who served for more than 25 years as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt, died Dec. 7. He was 77.

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Noted anesthesiologist Berman mourned

Nov. 26, 2019—Lawrence Berman, MD, PhD, MS, professor of Anesthesiology, emeritus, died Nov. 18 at 90.

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Longtime Wilkerson Center benefactor Yount dies at 88

Nov. 21, 2019—Jane Wilkerson Yount, a longtime supporter of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and a former member of its board of directors, died Nov. 18. She was 88.

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Rheumatology’s Fuchs remembered for dedication to medicine, family

Oct. 30, 2019—Howard Fuchs, MD, professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, died unexpectedly Oct. 28. He was 64.

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Breast cancer research pioneer Page remembered

Oct. 24, 2019—David Page, MD, former professor of Pathology and Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, whose work revolutionized the assessment of breast cancer risk, died in Nashville on Thursday, Oct. 17. He was 78.

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VUMC mourns loss of renowned scientist Jane Park

Aug. 21, 2019—Jane Park, PhD, an active member of the Vanderbilt University faculty for 60 years and widow of pioneering diabetes researcher Charles Rawlinson “Rollo” Park, MD, died Aug. 19 in Nashville. She was 94.

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Oates recalled as iconic leader, physician, scientist

Aug. 1, 2019—John Oates, MD, an internationally known physician at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a founding father of the discipline of Clinical Pharmacology, died Tuesday (July 30) in Nashville after a short illness. He was 87.

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Alice Ingram Hooker, longtime supporter of VUMC and Children’s Hospital, dies at 85

Jul. 24, 2019—Alice Ingram Hooker, a longtime supporter of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and former chair of their boards, died July 23 after an extended illness.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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