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Allen recalled as dedicated clinician, educator, researcher

Oct. 13, 2016—Longtime Vanderbilt University School of Medicine faculty member Joseph Allen Jr., M.D., professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, emeritus, died Sept. 16 at 91.

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Noted algebraist Bjarni Jónsson dies

Oct. 12, 2016—Bjarni Jónsson, Vanderbilt’s first Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, died Sept. 30 at the age of 96.

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Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Mark Jones has died

Oct. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, Mark M. Jones died Oct. 7 at 88 after an accident and brief illness.

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Latinist and church history scholar dies

Sep. 8, 2016—Jane Hepburn Barr, a beloved teacher at Vanderbilt Divinity School who taught popular seminars on women and church in society, died Aug. 7. She was 89.

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Community activist who made Vanderbilt a better place dies

Aug. 30, 2016—Betty Chiles Nixon, a pioneering civil and women's rights activist who left a lasting mark on Vanderbilt University, its surrounding neighborhoods and the community, died Aug. 29.

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VUMC mourns loss of Nephrology’s Schulman

Aug. 30, 2016—Gerald Schulman, M.D., professor of Medicine, died Aug. 26. He was 65.

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VUMC mourns loss of Orthopaedics innovator Brooks

Aug. 2, 2016—Arthur L. Brooks, M.D., an innovator of surgical techniques and a mentor to younger orthopaedic surgeons, died Thursday, July 28, at age 91.

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Pastoral care scholar who made history at VU Divinity School dies

Jul. 19, 2016—A memorial service is scheduled Aug. 7 at Glendale Baptist Church for Peggy Ann Brainerd Way, a pioneering diversity advocate in higher education who taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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VUMC mourns loss of Pediatric Orthopaedics pioneer Neil Green

Jul. 12, 2016—Neil E. Green, M.D., professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Emeritus, and former director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt, died Saturday, July 9. He was 75. “Dr. Green’s accomplishments in the field of orthopaedics were prolific and countless lives have been and will be impacted by his work,” said Jeff Balser,...

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Robert Vantrease, artist and 64-year employee of VUMC, dies at 89

Jul. 11, 2016—Robert “Bobby” Vantrease, an award-winning artist who retired in 2013 after 64 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died July 7. He was 89.

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Clifford Hofwolt, long-serving Peabody faculty member, has died

Jul. 8, 2016—Clifford A. Hofwolt, a longtime professor of science education whose tenure at Peabody College predated its merger with Vanderbilt, died at his home in Nashville on July 5. He was 74.

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Former Peabody psychology chair Phil Schoggen dies

Jun. 23, 2016—Phil Schoggen, former psychology chair at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, dies at age 92.

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