Jun. 21, 2016—Sidney Fleischer, a renowned molecular biologist famous internationally for his work on calcium and the discovery of the ryanodine receptor, was remembered as a “true giant” in his field who worked along with his wife to advance the field of cell signaling. He died May 27 at the age of 86.
Jun. 17, 2016—Richard L. Oliver, emeritus professor at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, died June 13 at his home in Nashville. He was 71.
May. 12, 2016—Dr. Charles Rawlinson “Rollo” Park, a pioneering diabetes researcher at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died Saturday, May 7, at his home in Brentwood, just two months after celebrating his 100th birthday on March 2.
Apr. 12, 2016—A longtime vice chancellor and general counsel who cared deeply about Vanderbilt's integrity and reputation has died at the age of 75.
Apr. 6, 2016—Edward G. Nelson, a prominent banker, civic leader and longtime member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, has died at the age of 84.
Mar. 22, 2016—John Sawyers, M.D., whose decades-long career as a surgeon culminated in the chairmanship of the Vanderbilt Section of Surgical Sciences from 1983 to 1995, died Friday, March 18. He was 90. Dr. Sawyers was known for his surgical skill and his steady manner both in the operating room and the conference room. “Dr. Sawyers was...
Mar. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt is mourning the death of political science professor Robert H. Birkby, a popular teacher and respected administrator.
Mar. 4, 2016—The first African American dean of a Vanderbilt school or college has died. Russell G. Hamilton was 81.
Nov. 6, 2015—Leonard Nathanson, an emeritus Vanderbilt English professor noted for his expertise on British poet John Milton, died Oct. 27.