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Day on the Hill brings focus to education, health care issues

Feb. 14, 2012—Vanderbilt representatives participated in Day on the Hill Feb. 14 at the Tennessee State Capitol. The annual event provides state legislators the opportunity to learn more about the university’s wide-ranging impact on the state and to discuss issues of policy pertaining to higher education and health care with Vanderbilt officials. Among other visits, C. Wright...

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Opinion: Scientific research is essential to state’s economic health

Feb. 10, 2012—In this Tennessean opinion piece, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser discusses the impact scientific research has in Tennessee and the critical importance of continued federal investment in this research.

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Balser says opportunities, challenges ahead for VUMC

Feb. 2, 2012—Speaking to a packed auditorium on Feb. 1 during the 2012 Winter Faculty Meeting, Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, addressed progressive growth in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s national reputation while also outlining ongoing, strategic efforts targeted to ensure the medical center’s continued economic strength.

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VUMC winter faculty meeting set for Feb. 1

Jan. 5, 2012—The Medical Center-wide Vanderbilt University Medical Center Faculty Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, will update faculty on the Medical Center’s major initiatives while highlighting new opportunities and the challenges ahead...

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New schizophrenia drug candidates entering prep for first-in-human testing

Dec. 15, 2011—The progression of new drug candidates for schizophrenia with partner Janssen Pharmaceutica is the latest evidence that a new collaborative model for drug discovery pioneered at Vanderbilt may help identify and develop innovative candidate drugs for treatment of major brain disorders.

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It’s official: VUMC holds Guinness world record for most vaccinations

Dec. 1, 2011—  Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been notified by Guinness World Records that it now holds the world record for the most vaccinations given in eight hours. The achievement – 12,850 flu shots given during October’s Flulapalooza – was announced at a VUMC leadership meeting Dec. 1 and included a video message from Bruce Gellin,...

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New group of endowed chairs celebrated

Nov. 10, 2011—The outstanding academic achievements of 11 faculty members who have been named to endowed chairs were praised during a celebration at the Student Life Center.

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Discoveries show value of federal support

Oct. 13, 2011—An update on federally funded projects at Vanderbilt and their impact on efforts to improve education, protect people from disease and meet our nation’s energy needs.

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New group of faculty endowed chairs celebrated

Sep. 28, 2011—Ten of Vanderbilt’s new endowed chairs were praised as leaders in their fields and on campus during a Sept. 26 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt Gives website will coordinate employee giving

Sep. 26, 2011—A new website will serve as the central location to coordinate charitable giving by Vanderbilt faculty and staff to the university, to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and to the Nashville community, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Sept. 22. Vanderbilt Gives consolidates the annual Community Giving, Faculty-Staff and Partners in Health campaigns into one online location....

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Watch Sept. 20 State of the Medical Center address

Sep. 21, 2011—  Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, presented his State of the Medical Center address in Langford Auditorium Sept. 20. Balser discussed highlights from the previous fiscal year as well as goals and objectives for the current year. Watch the State of the Medical Center address.  ...

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Final shuttle launch a family affair for Dennis Hall

Jul. 7, 2011—The July 8 launch of the space shuttle Atlantis will be a bittersweet moment for Hall, for it will be the final voyage of America’s shuttle program, but it will also be carrying his niece, Sandy Magnus.

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