Mar. 17, 2021—Charles E. Roos, a retired physics professor who built his department’s research in areas ranging from superconducting wire to recycling technology, has died. He was 93.
School of Nursing mourns loss of Tom Christenbery, beloved professor and champion of compassion in nursing
Feb. 17, 2021—Professor of Nursing Thomas Christenbery died unexpectedly in his sleep Feb. 16. In his two decades at Vanderbilt School of Nursing, the popular professor taught and mentored hundreds of students and colleagues, encouraging them to reach for new possibilities.
Jan. 15, 2021—Ruth Grace Zibart, professor of French, emerita, and the first woman to serve as associate dean of the College of Arts and Science, died in Nashville on Dec. 26. She was 101.
Jan. 14, 2021—Associate Professor of Nursing Kate Payne, a bioethicist, attorney and beloved nurse leader at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died Jan. 6 after a brief and unexpected illness.
Fleming, professor of pediatrics and vice president of VUMC Continuous Professional Development, has died
Dec. 10, 2020—Geoffrey Fleming, professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and vice president of Vanderbilt University Medical Center Continuous Professional Development, died Dec. 8. He was 50. Fleming was diagnosed with metastatic cholangiocarcinoma in August 2019.
Dec. 6, 2020—Robert Covington, a professor of law, emeritus, who taught at Vanderbilt Law School for 46 years, died at his home on Nov. 29. He was 84.
Dec. 3, 2020—F. Hamilton Hazlehurst, a professor of fine arts, emeritus, whose longtime leadership helped transform the Department of History of Art and Architecture, died on Nov. 12. He was 95.
Nov. 11, 2020—Kenneth A. Wallston, professor of nursing, emeritus, regarded internationally as one of the founders of health psychology, died in Asheville, North Carolina, on Oct. 27. He was 78.
Nov. 3, 2020—Charles Foster "Chuck" Federspiel, a Vanderbilt University faculty member for 61 years and founding director of the Division of Biostatistics, died Oct. 19. He was 91.
Haywood, early director of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and pioneer in research on developmental disabilities, has died
Oct. 30, 2020—H. Carl Haywood, professor of psychology, emeritus, and former Kennedy Center director, died Oct. 12 in Nashville. He was 89.
Oct. 30, 2020—Angelika Amon, PhD, a pioneering cell and molecular biologist and winner of the 2018 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, died Oct. 29 from cancer. She was 53.
Oct. 26, 2020—Frank P. Grisham, who led the Vanderbilt library from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, a time that included the establishment of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive and the transition of the libraries after the merger with George Peabody College for Teachers, died Oct. 9. He was 92.