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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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School of Medicine debuts new model for medical learning

Jul. 26, 2012—This summer, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students began implementing a new, innovative, four-year education model called Curriculum 2.0.

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ROUNDS: A message from the Vice Chancellor

Jul. 19, 2012—As we launched into a new academic year on July 1, I took some time to consider the road we have traveled together in the last 12 months. By any measure, it was remarkable.

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VUMC leaders: ‘The Future is All Around Us’

Jul. 6, 2012—A team of writers and reporters from VUMC News and Communications spoke to a selected group of Medical Center leaders about where they think the opportunities and challenges lie in the decade ahead, and the part that all of us play as we move ahead together.

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Minds wide open: Neuroscience at Vanderbilt

Apr. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University has emerged as one of the nation’s leading academic centers in neuroscience.

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New endowed chair holders honored

Mar. 29, 2012—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored March 26 during a celebration at the Student Life Center. Their collective achievement “is, I think by any measure, extraordinary,” said Richard McCarty, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, in his introductory remarks.

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Peabody again ranked top graduate education school

Mar. 13, 2012—For the fourth straight year, Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. News & World Report poll of graduate education schools. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked No. 14 among research medical centers.

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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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