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August, 2012

Tool helps plumb electronic records

Aug. 24, 2012—A tool developed for one institution’s electronic health records can work at other institutions, potentially facilitating the use of these records in research studies.

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Zeppos takes pride in preserving American dream; marks 25 years at faculty assembly

Aug. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt has succeeded in the face of tough economic challenges thanks to its commitment to excellence, diversity, acceptance and creativity, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a standing-room-only crowd at the Student Life Center during the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 23. Zeppos, who was among faculty members recognized for 25 years of service to the university,...

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Faculty honored at 2012 Fall Assembly

Aug. 23, 2012—To see a slide show of photos, visit Vanderbilt’s Flickr page. Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research was presented to Peter Buerhaus, the Valere Potter Distinguished Professor in the School of Nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 23. (Read myVU...

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Ned Porter receives physical organic chemistry award

Aug. 23, 2012—Stevenson Professor of Chemistry Ned Porter is the recipient of the James Flack Norris Award for Physical Organic Chemistry for 2013, the American Chemical Society has announced.

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Hornberger named chair of Civil Engineering, three others join faculty

Aug. 23, 2012—The School of Engineering has announced the appointments of a new department chair and three new faculty members.

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Vanderbilt physicist promotes hands-on science research in the developing world

Aug. 23, 2012—Biophysicist Erin Rericha spent 12 days in Shanghai this summer demonstrating inexpensive methods for studying cell migration to graduate students and young faculty members from developing countries as part of an annual meeting organized by The Hands-on Research in Complex Systems School.

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Healthcare leaders discuss the Affordable Care Act and future of healthcare

Aug. 23, 2012—A conference at Owen Graduate School of Management will examine how healthcare companies will balance quality of service, operational efficiencies and cost control as millions of previously uninsured people gain greater access to the healthcare system through the Affordable Care Act.

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Deep discount on Great Performances tickets for faculty and staff

Aug. 23, 2012—The 38th installment of the Great Performances at Vanderbilt series has announced its fall line-up, and once again Vanderbilt staff and faculty are eligible for deeply discounted tickets. Show tickets are $17.50 or just $68 for the season. (General public single tickets range from $30 to $40.) To learn more about the complete line-up, visit...

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Bogota stint gives oral surgery resident glimpse of global need

Aug. 23, 2012—While Benjamin Foley, D.D.S., was on a two-week surgical rotation in Bogota, Colombia, the impact of limited access to health care was as clear as the fused jaw of a 6-year-old child.

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State of Medical Center Address Set for Sept. 18

Aug. 23, 2012—Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, will deliver the 2012 State of the Medical Center Address at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Langford Auditorium. Nationwide challenges and new directions impacting all VUMC staff and faculty will be discussed. The address will also be available...

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Collins to direct VUSN’s Nurse-Midwifery program

Aug. 23, 2012—Michelle Collins, Ph.D., CNM, has been named program director for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery program.

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Belmont, VU create Physical Therapy residency

Aug. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson’s Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (PBPRI) in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is joining with the School of Physical Therapy at Belmont University to initiate a Neurological Physical Therapy Clinical Residency.

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