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Jeff Balser

Photo: Discussing Parkinson’s research

Dec. 13, 2012—Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., left, discusses Vanderbilt’s drug discovery program during a congressional briefing Nov. 29 in Washington, D.C.

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Quality, innovation key to VUMC’s fiscal health: Balser

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.

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Vice Chancellor Balser: ‘Cliff’ looming for biomedical research

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.

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Balser, Roden discuss personalized medicine at Global South Summit

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...

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Conway-Welch to step down as School of Nursing dean

Nov. 12, 2012—After serving more than 28 years as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), and as the second longest sitting dean of any U.S. nursing school, Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., CNM, the Nancy and Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing and a national leader in nursing education, will retire from this role at the end...

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Information technology transformation initiative under way

Nov. 7, 2012—Creating a world-class information technology infrastructure at Vanderbilt University is the aim of a major initiative now under way across campus. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine Jeff Balser, Vice Chancellor for Administration Jerry Fife, Vice...

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor

Nov. 1, 2012—Even though I’ve spent the majority of my career at Vanderbilt, I still look up when I hear the sound of LifeFlight approaching. And I still notice when injured patients are chronicled in newscasts nearly every night with the steady refrain “taken to Vanderbilt.”

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Gratitude for mentoring leads to creation of new scholarship

Nov. 1, 2012—The spirit of mentorship and support shown to one potential medical student decades ago has come full circle in a bequest to establish a scholarship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Take a campus walk with senior leaders Nov. 6

Oct. 31, 2012—Join Vanderbilt senior leaders for walks starting at five campus locations and ending at Health Plus atop Kensington Garage, where healthy refreshments, music and activities designed to promote physical activity will be available. The Senior Leader Walk is scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Leaders and starting locations: Vice Chancellor Jeff Balser...

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VUMC poised to lead as health care reform evolves

Sep. 20, 2012—Congress has not yet figured out how to reduce the national debt without slashing health care spending and research. How will Vanderbilt University Medical Center respond?

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Assembly outlines VUMC clinical enterprise goals

Sep. 13, 2012—With the continued dedication and hard work of staff and faculty, Vanderbilt University Medical Center managed to surpass financial goals for the fiscal year that concluded June 30.

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ROUNDS: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Sep. 6, 2012—The goal of this column is to dialogue with you in a meaningful way, about both the present and what we see in our future.

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