Mar. 7, 2013—I write to you this month in the wake of a series of immediate federal expense reductions, known as the “sequester.” True, the country is grappling with a federal debt load that is unsustainable, and reversal of this trend is essential to our country’s future.
Mar. 6, 2013—Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser writes about the effects that immediate federal expense reductions, known as sequestration, will have on the mission and services of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Mar. 5, 2013—The vital partnership between NIH and Vanderbilt – reproduced at universities all around the country – supports thousands of brilliant minds from all around the world. Sequestration will discourage a generation of young people from even considering a career in research.
Jan. 21, 2013—The extraordinary academic achievements of nine Vanderbilt University endowed chair holders were recognized during a Jan. 17 ceremony at the Student Life Center.
Jan. 10, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos officially welcomed the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, including 50 new lawmakers, at a special reception held at the Tennessee State Museum Jan. 9.
Dec. 20, 2012—At Vanderbilt, we are all — faculty and staff — invested with the profound intergenerational responsibility to pass on our knowledge. It is that responsibility — to train individuals across all areas of this Medical Center who will be tomorrow’s leaders — I wish to discuss with you this month. As legislators negotiate how best...
Dec. 20, 2012—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for outstanding academic achievements last week during a celebration at the Student Life Center. “An endowed chair is the highest academic honor that a university can bestow on its faculty,” said University Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty, Ph.D. “It’s really...
Dec. 13, 2012—As medical centers across the country respond to declining revenue streams and a federal budget crisis, focusing on the quality of the patient experience becomes ever more important.
Dec. 6, 2012—"Beyond the damaging effects on the health of our people, disrupting the nation’s biomedical science infrastructure puts our economic future at risk," writes Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser in The Tennessean.
Nov. 15, 2012—“Personalized medicine—the effort to tailor health care to understand individual patients’ needs, genetic profiles and circumstances—is a big emphasis at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center,” said Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt, in his opening statement to a panel discussing personalized medicine at the Global South Summit...