The Pendergrass Lecture was conceived and enabled by the late Dr. Henry P. Pendergrass, Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This annual lectureship is intended to bring excellence in radiologic teaching and investigation to the Vanderbilt University community and to serve in memory of Dr. Pendergrass’ late wife, Carol Dodson Pendergrass, and their deceased daughters, Sharon Dodson Pendergrass Batey and Lisa Lowe Pendergrass Johnson.
Members of the international radiological community known for outstanding contributions toward the advancement of patient care and/or research will be invited to share their work in this forum that will hopefully inspire others to similar levels of achievement. These lectures will have relevance not only to those currently in training but also to their mentors and private practitioners as well. The lectureship offers a glimpse of the latest in imaging techniques and the utilization of these techniques toward practical solutions when applied to common disease processes.