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VUMC therapy dog Will mourned

May. 16, 2022—One of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's beloved pet therapy dogs, KyleakinTempest, aka Will, died May 14. He was 11 years old.

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VUMC mourns loss of noted scientist, teacher Stratton

Mar. 29, 2022—Charles Stratton IV, MD, associate professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology and of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died March 21 in Nashville. He was 77.

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VUMC mourns loss of Otolaryngology’s Huang

Mar. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt's Shan Huang, MD, PhD, research assistant professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (HNS) and an expert in device implant technology died on Feb. 10. He was 78.

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VUMC mourns loss of former Psychopharmacology director Ban

Feb. 28, 2022—Thomas Arthur Ban, MD, emeritus professor of Psychiatry and former director of Vanderbilt's Division of Psychopharmacology, died Feb. 4. He was 92.

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VUMC mourns loss of dedicated clinician, teacher Fowler

Feb. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt's Michael Fowler, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, a celebrated Master Clinical Teacher, and co-medical director of the Shade Tree Clinic, died Feb. 20. He was 49.

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VUMC mourns loss of former Dermatology leader King

Feb. 10, 2022—Longtime faculty member Lloyd E. King Jr., MD, PhD, who joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1977 as chief of the Division of Dermatology, died Feb. 8 at Vanderbilt University Hospital after a brief illness.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of tireless philanthropist Dugas

Jan. 20, 2022—Laura Jo Turner Dugas, who along with her brothers Cal Jr. and Steve Turner and their families, have been longtime supporters of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, died on Dec. 26, 2021. She was 84.

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Former chair of Biochemistry Michael Waterman has died

Dec. 9, 2021—Michael Waterman, PhD, former chair of the Department of Biochemistry for 18 years, died Nov. 7

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Pioneer of substance abuse prevention and treatment Anderson Spickard Jr., MD, mourned

Dec. 8, 2021—Vanderbilt's Anderson Spickard Jr., MD, professor of Medicine Emeritus and director Emeritus, Center for Professional Health, died Dec. 8 He was 90.

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VUMC mourns loss of pediatric immunology expert Lawton

Dec. 6, 2021—Alexander R. “Sandy” Lawton III, MD, emeritus professor of Pediatrics, died earlier this fall at 82.

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Physician, author, humanitarian Meador dies at 90

Oct. 13, 2021—Vanderbilt's Clifton Meador, MD, professor of Medicine, Emeritus, died Oct. 11. He was 90.

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Noted clinician, educator Lefkowitz mourned

Sep. 30, 2021—Lewis Lefkowitz, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, emeritus, whose dedication to health equity and underserved communities helped thousands of patients and influenced generations of Vanderbilt medical students, died Sept. 26. He was 90.

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