Parton donates $1M for medical research
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Parton donates $1M for medical research

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Ongoing research in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases includes understanding how viruses and bacteria cause disease, understanding and preventing resistance to antibiotics, preventing and treating infections, diagnosing and treating infections in children with cancer and research to define the impact of childhood infections throughout the world.

"I love all children. No child should ever have to suffer, and I'm willing to do my part to try and keep as many of them as I can as healthy and safe as possible," Parton said.

Parton made a previous $1 million gift to VUMC in April 2020 in honor of her longtime friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad, professor of surgery, to increase scientific knowledge and advance the battle against COVID-19 by supporting research teams working urgently to perfect treatments and cures.

"We are deeply honored by Dolly's contribution to our research mission," said Dr. Mark Denison, professor of pediatrics and director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. "For over 40 years our division has been a national and international leader in studies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of life-threatening infections, and this gift will accelerate our work and support new ideas."


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