VIGH Director Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., was awarded the Amos Christie Chair at a ceremony on April 25. At this event, Dr. Trevathan and seven other faculty members were named to endowed chairs. This was the 26th event to honor faculty members named to endowed chairs. Read the full story in the VUMC reporter.
Dr. Trevathan joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in 2016 as a professor of Pediatrics and Neurology. In January 2018, Dr. Trevathan was appointed the director of VIGH. Trevathan said what attracted him to the leadership role at VIGH was its potential to "leverage expertise all over Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University to make a difference in global health." Dr. Trevathan is a pediatric neurologist and epidemiologist who has previously held prominent university leadership positions at Washington University in St. Louis (director of Pediatric Neurology), St. Louis University (dean, School of Public Health) and Baylor University (Provost and Executive Vice President) as well as at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).