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Gregory named CEO at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

After serving since September as interim chief executive officer for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Luke Gregory has been named to permanently fill the role, effective immediately.

VUMC prepared for shifting health care economy

At a forum where Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, prioritizes academic programs, he felt compelled at this time to focus attention on the economic challenges the Medical Center and academic medicine as a whole will face.

Leadership training for students makes ‘best’ list

Vanderbilt’s undergraduate programs for leadership development places Vanderbilt in the 12th spot in the  ranking of universities and schools of management and business by Leadership Excellence magazine.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow; Plant Operations is ready

The snow and ice removal plan includes trucks and foot crews spreading ice-melt and sand, using an average of 34 tons of ice-melt and eight tons of sand across more than 1 million square feet (or 22 football fields) of sidewalks and parking surfaced areas.

Kelner wins award for book about tours of Israel

The Association for Jewish Studies has recognized a book by Vanderbilt professor Shaul Kelner as outstanding scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies.

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*  This Week

Jan. 24: Richard White talk – “Spatial History and the Boundaries of Historical Practice”

Jan. 25: VanDIY: Setting and Attaining Your 2011 Goals

Jan. 26: The Art Guys bring their “mad swirl” to Vanderbilt

Jan. 27: Creating a Green Dot Campus Exhibit – opening reception

Jan. 29: CTP Leadership Workshop “Transformational Leadership”

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Feb. 3: Women of Will performance at Blair

Feb. 4: Foreign State Immunity at Home and Abroad: Vanderbilt Transnational Law Symposium

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition Needs Healthy Adults for Weight Loss Study

Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program is Seeking Healthy, HIV-negative Men for a Vaccine Study


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Seymore receives secondary faculty appointment in chemistry

Discovery lecture Jan. 27 features NYT reporter Gina Kolata

Blood pressure management workshops offered

Family Valentine’s Day Dance Feb. 12 benefits Books from Birth

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Featured Media

Videos: MLK Day 2011

Watch videos of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. events.

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Tune in to, for video and audio of events happening around campus. You can also find VU podcasts on iTunes and VU videos on YouTube.

From Vanderbilt Engineering:

Improving air quality both on Earth and in space

Can the world burn fossil fuels for energy in a way that doesn’t contribute to global warming? What can be done to protect people from the release of toxic chemicals? How would NASA care for a sick astronaut during long-duration space explorations like a manned mission to Mars?

These are some of the problems that drive M. Douglas LeVan, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor of Engineering and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.

A leader in the field of adsorption, LeVan seeks to improve air quality both on Earth and in space. Working at the interface between pure research and its applications, he and his team of researchers are developing new materials and striving to understand old ones better.

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