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Basic Science Research Advisory Committee formed

Dec. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) has formed a new Basic Science Research Advisory Committee.

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Stead to chair National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics

Oct. 6, 2016—William Stead, M.D., the McKesson Foundation Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Professor of Medicine and Chief Strategy Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been chosen to serve as chair of the National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics (NCVHS).

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Churchwell named chief diversity officer for VUMC

Jul. 15, 2016—Dr. Andre Churchwell has been named to the newly created role of chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In this role, he will continue to oversee the Office for Diversity Affairs in the School of Medicine while also engaging with other leaders across VUMC to create new opportunities for increasing diversity and inclusion.

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Initiative set to sharpen VUMC’s strategic focus

Jul. 14, 2016—With the transition of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) into a new financial and legal entity now complete, Medical Center leaders view this period as an opportunity to sharpen the organization’s strategic focus.

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Churchwell named to new Chief Diversity Officer role

Jul. 14, 2016—Andre Churchwell, M.D., the Levi Watkins Jr. M.D. Chair, professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs, has been named to serve in the newly created role of Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Erlanger Health System, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network announce agreements

Jul. 6, 2016—Officials with Erlanger Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announce a strategic affiliation agreement creating a collaborative relationship between the two institutions while Erlanger Health System is also joining the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network.

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Rate adjustment ahead for Medical Center employee parking

Jun. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and staff will see an increase in monthly fees for on-campus parking, effective Aug. 1.

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Interim CEO for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital named

Jun. 16, 2016—Armando Colombo, chief executive officer for Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, has been chosen to serve in the additional role of interim chief executive officer for the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH).

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Additional officers bolster police presence, security at VUMC

Jun. 16, 2016—To bolster an already visible presence, Vanderbilt University Police Department, a Vanderbilt University unit that provides safety and security services to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, recently recruited and has deployed an additional 30 new Community Service Officers, who are now serving in strategically identified locations throughout the Medical Center’s 21st Avenue campus.

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Additional officers bolster VUPD’s presence, VUMC’s security

Jun. 16, 2016—With approximately 10 million square feet of building space, along with acres of land outside its hospitals, clinics and research facilities, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is an enormous maze of hallways and busy streets that are frequented by millions each year.

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Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Vanderbilt announce affiliation agreement

May. 20, 2016—Leaders with Jennie Stuart Medical Center (JSMC) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announce a strategic affiliation agreement that formalizes a collaborative relationship between the two institutions while JSMC is also joining the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network.

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Brock named Senior Vice President of Pediatric Surgical Services

May. 5, 2016—John W. Brock III, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vice Chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences, Director of Pediatric Urology and Monroe Carell Jr. Professor, has been named Senior Vice President of Pediatric Surgical Services.

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