The Canby Robinson Society honors and encourages those who provide annual support at the leadership level for the health care, discovery research and professional training programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. George Canby Robinson, M.D., was dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in the 1920s and oversaw the design of a new Medical Center building with teaching, patient care and research capabilities under one roof. This culture of collaboration remains a hallmark of the Medical Center today.