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MEDICAL CENTER GIVING :: WINTER 2014
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Events celebrate Vanderbilt endowed chair holders


By Kathy Whitney
February 2013

Twelve Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored recently for outstanding academic achievements.


“An endowed chair is the highest academic honor that a university can bestow on its faculty,” said University Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty, Ph.D. Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, joined McCarty in honoring the new chair holders. They are:

  • Shari L. Barkin, M.D., MSHS, William K. Warren Foundation Chair in Medicine;
  • David J. Calkins, Ph.D., Denis M. O’Day, M.B.B.S., Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences;
  • Heidi E. Hamm, Ph.D., Aileen M. Lange and Annie Mary Lyle Chair in Cardiovascular Research;
  • Craig W. Lindsley, Ph.D., William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine;
  • Luc Van Kaer, Ph.D., Elizabeth and John Shapiro Chair in Pathology;
  • John D. York, Ph.D., Natalie Overall Warren Chair in Biochemistry;
  • Ian G. Macara, Ph.D., Louise B. McGavock Chair and chair of the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology;
  • Arnold W. Malcolm, M.D., MBA, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiation Oncology and chair of the department;
  • Paul A. Newhouse, M.D., Jim Turner Chair in Cognitive Disorders and professor of Psychiatry;
  • Linda D. Norman, DSN, R.N., Valere Potter Menefee Chair in Nursing;
  • Reed A. Omary, M.D., Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Chair in Radiology and Radiological Sciences and chair of the department;
  • • William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., Cornelius Abernathy Craig Chair and director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Personalized Cancer Medicine initiative.
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