Skip to main content

Jeff Balser

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.

Read more


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.

Read more


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.

Read more


Minds wide open: Neuroscience at Vanderbilt

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

Read more


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.

Read more


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.

Read more


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...

Read more


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.

Read more


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.

Read more


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...

Read more


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.

Read more


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,...

Read more


VIEW MORE EVENTS >