Four Women Appointed to Endowed Chair Positions at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Ruth M. Kleinpell has been named to the Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing Education. She also serves as associate dean for clinical scholarship and as a professor in the School of Nursing.

Dr. Kleinpell holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. all from the University of Illinois.

Lynne W. Stevenson has been named to the Lisa M. Jacobson Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine. She also serves as a professor of medicine and program director of the Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship Program.

Dr. Stevenson holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Princeton University and a medical doctorate from Stanford University.

Holly Tucker has been named to the Mellon Foundation Chair in the Humanities. She also serves as a professor of French.

Dr. Tucker holds a bachelor’s degree in French and political science from Indiana University, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. both from the department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lisa R. Young has been named to the Janie Robinson and John Moore Lee Chair in Pediatrics. She also serves as an associate professor of pediatrics, medicine, and cell biology.

Dr. Young holds a doctorate from the Duke University School of Medicine.

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