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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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Event celebrates Vanderbilt endowed chair holders

Aug. 30, 2012—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members were honored for extraordinary contributions to their respective fields during an Aug. 28 celebration of endowed chair holders at the Student Life Center.

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Pool Party

Aug. 30, 2012—Members of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s class of 2016 enjoy the traditional pool party hosted by VUSM Dean Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., above. Below, Scott Rodgers, M.D., associate dean for Student Affairs, gets dunked. (Photos by Anne Rayner)

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Faculty honored for service, excellence at Fall Assembly

Aug. 30, 2012—  Vanderbilt has succeeded in the face of tough economic challenges thanks to its commitment to excellence, diversity, acceptance and creativity, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a standing-room-only crowd at the Student Life Center during the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 23. Zeppos, who was among faculty members recognized for 25 years of service to the...

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State of Medical Center Address Set for Sept. 18

Aug. 23, 2012—Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, will deliver the 2012 State of the Medical Center Address at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Langford Auditorium. Nationwide challenges and new directions impacting all VUMC staff and faculty will be discussed. The address will also be available...

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