Awards, Honors, Achievements
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of only nine children's hospitals in the nation, and the only children's hospital in Tennessee, to be named a Leapfrog Top Hospital for 2016.
Susan Mercer, PhD associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Lipscomb University's College of Pharmacy, has been elected chair-elect of the Chemistry Section of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, which includes membership of 141 institutions from across the country.
Leadership Health Care presented several awards at the end of 2016 to rising healthcare leaders. Dave Anderson, assistant vice president for financial operations at Envision Healthcare Corp., was named the Health Care Emerging Leader of the Year. Scott Mertie, president of Kraft Healthcare Consulting, received the Ambassador of the Year award. PwC was named the Supporting Organization of the Year for its ongoing commitment to LHC and enriching the next generation of healthcare industry leaders.
Harold (Hal) Moses, MD, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Moses, professor and interim chair of Cancer Biology, was among 175 academic leaders named to the 2016 class of NAI Fellows. He will be inducted in April 2017 during the NAI's annual conference in Boston.