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Jeff Balser

New endowed chairholders celebrated

May. 18, 2011—Thirteen faculty members named this year to endowed chairs in the School of Medicine and College of Arts and Science were honored for outstanding academic achievements. The May 17 ceremony at the Student Life Center was the third in a series of celebrations that will be held in 2011 to recognize new chair holders. “The...

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Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card finds much work to be done

May. 10, 2011—A new report on women's health in Tennessee finds continuing areas of concern and a need for programs that support lifestyle changes to prevent long-term health consequences.

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VUCast: What’s up doc?

Apr. 22, 2011—Why is this burly bunny hopping the halls of VUMC? Plus, building hope for Vanderbilt’s youngest patients, and why a Swedish game show is jumping on the black & gold train!    

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Vanderbilt: Laboratory for health care reform

Apr. 15, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a laboratory for health care reform. Increasingly, Vanderbilt researchers are applying their expertise in informatics, genomics, drug discovery, basic science and clinical medicine to the solution of critical problems in patient care. Bedside checklists and electronic “dashboards” developed at Vanderbilt, for example, enable doctors and nurses to chart in exquisite...

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Beam Signing celebrates expansion at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Apr. 7, 2011—The Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital at Vanderbilt officially launched its $30 million expansion project today with a festive Beam Signing celebration. The event signifies construction is now under way on the hospital’s multi-year, multi-phase endeavor to expand physical space and programs. Friends, donors, patients and Medical Center leadership gathered this morning to add their signatures...

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Timothy Shriver, CEO of Special Olympics, visits Kennedy Center

Apr. 5, 2011—“What the Kennedy Center represents is that people are willing to take seriously the needs and the potential of people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities,” Shriver said.

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Day on the Hill builds university relationships across Tennessee

Mar. 29, 2011—Vanderbilt’s 10th Day on the Hill offered state legislators the chance to learn about the wide-ranging impact of the university and the medical center on all 95 counties in Tennessee.

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Video: Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care

Sep. 30, 2010—Watch video of a Sept. 29, 2010, Lunch and Learn Event with Dr. Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Too often, physicians must base life-and-death decisions not on how an individual will respond to therapy but instead on how large groups of patients did — on average — under similar...

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Statement from Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeffrey R. Balser on health care reform legislation

Mar. 19, 2010—Vanderbilt University supports the comprehensive health care reform legislation pending before Congress. As one of the largest private employers in Tennessee and the home of one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, Vanderbilt cares deeply about the health and well being of its patients, employees, students and fellow citizens.

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Jeff Balser named dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Oct. 10, 2008—Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for Research for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Balser, who has served as interim dean since July 2008, becomes only the 11th dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine since its founding in 1875. In addition to his responsibilities as dean, Balser will be associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs, with continued oversight for medical center research.

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