Jeff Balser

  • Vanderbilt University

    Department of Preventive Medicine will expand, be re-named

    After a storied history of achievement in the areas of teaching, research and advocacy in the fields of prevention and public health, Vanderbilt’s Department of Preventive Medicine is expanding and will be re-named. Read More

    Jun 2, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Balser outlines goals at VUSM Spring Faculty Meeting

    At the School of Medicine Spring Faculty Meeting May 25, Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs and the dean of the School of Medicine, told a packed Light Hall audience that Vanderbilt has made significant progress toward its priority goals of endowed support for chairs and student scholarship, but there is still work to be done. Read More

    May 26, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    From Yugoslavia to endowed chair: six pillars of academic success

    Karoly Mirnics and Krassimira Garbett, staff scientist in his laboratory (Susan Urmy / Vanderbilt). I arrived in the states 21 years ago as a student, from what was to become the war-torn country of Yugoslavia. Twenty-one years later I am holding a title of James G. Blakemore Chair and vice… Read More

    May 18, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    New endowed chairholders celebrated

    Thirteen new endowed chairholders were honored May 17 in the Student Life Center (Mary Donaldson/Vanderbilt) Thirteen faculty members named this year to endowed chairs in the School of Medicine and College of Arts and Science were honored for outstanding academic achievements. The May… Read More

    May 18, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card finds much work to be done

    A new report on women's health in Tennessee finds continuing areas of concern and a need for programs that support lifestyle changes to prevent long-term health consequences. Read More

    May 10, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: What’s up doc?

    Why is this burly bunny hopping the halls of VUMC? Plus, building hope for Vanderbilt’s youngest patients, and why a Swedish game show is jumping on the black & gold train! [vucastblurb]    … Read More

    Apr 22, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt: Laboratory for health care reform

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a laboratory for health care reform. Increasingly, Vanderbilt researchers are applying their expertise in informatics, genomics, drug discovery, basic science and clinical medicine to the solution of critical problems in patient care. Bedside checklists and electronic “dashboards” developed at Vanderbilt, for example, enable doctors and… Read More

    Apr 15, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Beam Signing celebrates expansion at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

    John Stein, President, Bank of America, Tennessee (left) and Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (right), sign the beam with patient Dalton Waggoner. (Vanderbilt University) The Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital at Vanderbilt officially launched its… Read More

    Apr 7, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Timothy Shriver, CEO of Special Olympics, visits Kennedy Center

    “What the Kennedy Center represents is that people are willing to take seriously the needs and the potential of people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities,” Shriver said. Read More

    Apr 5, 2011

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    Day on the Hill builds university relationships across Tennessee

    Vanderbilt’s 10th Day on the Hill offered state legislators the chance to learn about the wide-ranging impact of the university and the medical center on all 95 counties in Tennessee. Read More

    Mar 29, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Video: Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care

    Watch video of a Sept. 29, 2010, Lunch and Learn Event with Dr. Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Too often, physicians must base life-and-death decisions not on how an individual will respond to therapy but instead on how large groups of patients did —… Read More

    Sep 30, 2010

  • Statement from Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeffrey R. Balser on health care reform legislation

    Statement from Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeffrey R. Balser on health care reform legislation

    Vanderbilt University supports the comprehensive health care reform legislation pending before Congress. As one of the largest private employers in Tennessee and the home of one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, Vanderbilt cares deeply about the health and well being of its patients, employees, students and fellow citizens. Read More

    Mar 19, 2010

  • Jeff Balser named dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

    Jeff Balser named dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

    Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for Research for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Balser, who has served as interim dean since July 2008, becomes only the 11th dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine since its founding in 1875. In addition to his responsibilities as dean, Balser will be associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs, with continued oversight for medical center research. Read More

    Oct 10, 2008