Dolly Parton Makes Generous Gift to Advance COVID-19 Research at Vanderbilt
April 16, 2020
Legendary country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton has made a generous gift to Vanderbilt University Medical Center that will increase scientific knowledge and advance the battle against COVID-19.
Parton made the gift in honor of her longtime friend, Naji Abumrad, MD, professor of Surgery, to support research teams who are working urgently to perfect treatments and cures for COVID-19.
In an appearance on NBC's Today Show, Parton commented on the gift going to support research for a bridge treatment that will save lives until a vaccine is identified. "What better time right now, we ne...