A memorial service for Nashville native Lisa Froeb, who died in a climbing accident in Utah last week, is being held at 3 p.m. at Benton Chapel on Vanderbilt University’s campus.
A reception will follow the service at 4:15 p.m. at the Owen Graduate School of Management, where Froeb’s husband, Luke, is a VU associate professor.
Lisa Froeb is survived by her husband as well as her children, Halley and Jake. Lisa Froeb was a board member at Magdalene, a local residential program for women recovering from lives of prostitution, sex trafficking and addiction. She was also a personal trainer.
A Facebook page has been set up to share remembrances of Froeb.
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $1.1 million to a team of Vanderbilt University researchers led by Dr. Wesley Thayer. The grant is to be used to develop a surgical device that can help repair severed nerves. Thayer, an assistant professor of plastic surgery and orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation, oversees a group of VU investigators testing the use of a polyethylene glycol solution that is applied to both ends of severed nerves. Dagny Stewart and vanderbilt.edu have more here.
Southern Wabash Communications and Vanderbilt University have announced a deal that will have the former broadcast various Commodore athletics events via Nashville's Sportsradio WNSR 560 AM/95.9 FM and through spring 2017. The flagship for VU football and men's basketball remains Clear Channel Talk WLAC. Read more here.
Vanderbilt University will introduce this fall a course targeting health care workers who deal with the Latino community.
Titled “Spanish for Healthcare Professionals,” the noncredit course is believed to be the first of its type offered by a Nashville-based university. It will be held Wednesday evenings this fall, Sept. 4 through Nov. 6. Eighteen students will be accepted into the class, tuition for which is $2,500.
“This course is appropriate for intermediate level Spanish learners in the health professions who wish to increase their effectiveness in communicating with Spanish-speaking patients, clients and co-workers,” said Lori Catanzaro (pictured), VU senior lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese.
Cantanzaro said topics will include anatomy, common and chronic illnesses and health risks in the Latino patient population, protocol for obtaining a medical history, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up and patient cultural belief systems as related to illness and health.
To apply, visit here. Deadline for registration is Aug. 15.
West End Avenue LLC announced Monday that it has completed the topping off for its seven-story Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville/Vanderbilt.
Under construction at 2400 West End Ave., across from Vanderbilt University and on the site once home to Tower Records, the Homewood Suites by Hilton will consist of 192 suites. EBCO General Contractors and Hardaway Construction are overseeing construction. Memphis-based 2400 TN West End Avenue LLC is the developer/owner, while Vista Host of Houston will operate and manage the hotel upon its completion. Vista Host manages two Nashville hotels: Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt and Home2Suites.