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Research Roundup, Winter 2015

Research Roundup, Winter 2015

Bacterial Bullies |Nurses Staying in Workforce Longer |A Reassessment of Minority-Serving Colleges | Vice–Virtue Bundles

Parr, right, directs security detail for President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan in the early 1980s. (COURTESY JERRY PARR)

Jerry W. Parr, BA’62, Matters of Life and Death

On March 31, 1981, Secret Service agent Jerry W. Parr was head of the detail protecting President Ronald Reagan during a speech at the Washington Hilton. When would-be assassin John Hinkley Jr. opened fire, Parr shoved Reagan into a waiting car and ordered him taken to George Washington University Hospital—actions credited with saving the seriously wounded president’s life.

Vanderbilt Sports Medicine trainer Michelle Johnson tends to an injury  during an Overton  High School baseball game. (JOE HOWELL)

Sports Medicine Provided Free to Area Schools

For more than 20 years, Vanderbilt Sports Medicine has maintained a relationship with Metro Nashville Public Schools to ensure excellent care is provided to local athletes. Vanderbilt is now the official sports medicine provider to all 15 Metro high schools.

Glynna Walker—shown with her son, Nigel, a sophomore in the School of Engineering, and their dog, Ziggy—has honored Nigel with her gift to Vanderbilt. (KAY HINTON)

Parent Support Prompts Significant Challenge Gift

Parents showed support for their Vanderbilt students like never before in the 2014 academic year, and as a result, a single challenge gift of $200,000 benefited multiple academic and student-life programs across the university.

Obituary: Cindy Zautcke, MEd’87, Advocate for At-Risk Students

Obituary: Cindy Zautcke, MEd’87, Advocate for At-Risk Students

Cindy Zautcke of Milwaukee died June 4 at age 51. In teaching a class of 16 Nashville junior-high students who had all failed eighth grade at least twice, she came to understand her calling as a teacher.