Robinson, Roscoe R. (1929-2004)
- 1959 - 2004
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In 1981, Dr. Robinson was appointed vice-chancellor for health affairs and professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. At Vanderbilt Dr. Robinson encouraged the development of strong, nationally known divisions of nephrology in both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Robinson served on the Medical Advisory Board of the Kidney Foundation for North Carolina, on the Artificial Kidney-Chronic Uremia Scientific Advisory Committee of the National Institutes of Health, and on the Council for End-Stage Renal Disease for Region 21 of the United States. He was appointed chairman of the Intersociety Planning Committee for Kidney Reasearch in 1980. He served on the National Advisory Council of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. He was also the founding editor of Kidney International and a member of the editorial boards for Seminars in Nephrology and Prevention of Kidney and Urinary Tract Disease.
Dr. Robinson was the author of some 139 primary publications in the medical literature, virtually all of which are related to renal physiology and renal disease. Many represent pioneer contributions.
In 1996 The Ann and Roscoe R. Robinson Chair in Nephrology was established and endowed by colleagues and friends of Dr. and Mrs. Robinson. It was established to honor Dr. Robinson for his leadership of and contributions to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and to the discipline of nephrology.
Dr. Roscoe Robinson passed away on August 7, 2004.
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