Charles R. “Rollo” Park, M.D.

chaired the Department of Physiology from 1952 to 1984, made several key discoveries about glucose update by muscle and glucose production by the liver. He is credited with establishment of the nation’s first Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center at Vanderbilt in 1973, and received numerous honors, including election to the National Academy of Sciences, the Banting Medal for Research in Diabetes from the American Diabetes Association and the University’s Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research.

His Vanderbilt research laboratory was prominently known for its studies of hormonal control of carbohydrate metabolism. 

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Charles R. “Rollo” Park, M.D., celebrated his 100th birthday on March 2, 2016.
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Vanderbilt mourns loss of diabetes research icon ‘Rollo’ Park, May 7, 2016
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