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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt begins construction on four-floor expansion

Sep. 19, 2016—Construction is underway at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for a planned four-floor expansion that will advance the size and scope of the hospital’s comprehensive array of specialty and subspecialty pediatric health care programs.

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Chancellor marks progress in university’s Academic Strategic Plan

Aug. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s pioneering Academic Strategic Plan, now in its third year, continues to drive the institution forward, creating innovative solutions for the important issues facing society.

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Faculty Senate elects leadership for 2016-17

Aug. 17, 2016—The Faculty Senate, the representative and deliberative body of the Vanderbilt faculties, has elected its leadership for 2016-17.

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Assembly highlights value of VUMC’s people, culture

Aug. 11, 2016—With the theme of “It’s About People,” Jeff Balser M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, began the Summer Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly by urging nearly 1,000 Medical Center leaders in attendance in Langford Auditorium to consider the emotional needs of members of their teams. In particular, he asked leaders to recognize the psychological impact of recent tragic events happening across the U.S. and in other nations.

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Rounds: A message from the President and CEO of VUMC

Jul. 21, 2016—Acts of horrific violence surrounding issues of race, religion, and sexual orientation seem to be happening weekly. How are we, as a medical center and as individuals, experiencing these events?

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Initiative set to sharpen VUMC’s strategic focus

Jul. 14, 2016—With the transition of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) into a new financial and legal entity now complete, Medical Center leaders view this period as an opportunity to sharpen the organization’s strategic focus.

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Influx of major NIH grants fuels growth of research enterprise

Jul. 14, 2016—During the past two weeks, researchers at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have brought in a number of new research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that together achieve $137 million in new funding. The funding is a trans-institutional accomplishment of the Schools of Engineering and Medicine and the College of Arts and Science.

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VUMC mourns loss of Pediatric Orthopaedics pioneer Neil Green

Jul. 12, 2016—Neil E. Green, M.D., professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Emeritus, and former director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt, died Saturday, July 9. He was 75. “Dr. Green’s accomplishments in the field of orthopaedics were prolific and countless lives have been and will be impacted by his work,” said Jeff Balser,...

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Blake, Winder to lead national search committee for Vanderbilt Brain Institute director

Jun. 22, 2016—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed an 18-member committee of faculty and students to conduct the national search for the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute chaired by Randolph Blake, Centennial Professor of Psychology, and Danny Winder, director for the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research.

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School of Medicine graduates urged to make positive impact

May. 19, 2016—From the minute students accept entrance into Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) they have made many life-changing choices. As they navigate medical school and make decisions about the kind of doctors they want to be, the choices continue to mount.

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Assembly shines light on VUMC’s many strengths

May. 5, 2016—“Building an empowerment culture” was the theme of the Spring 2016 Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) for more than 900 staff and faculty leaders who attended the quarterly assembly at Langford Auditorium.

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Transition complete: Vanderbilt University Medical Center is independent entity

Apr. 30, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is now operating as a fully independent, nonprofit entity, following the completion of the legal transaction on April 30 that separated it legally and financially from Vanderbilt University. The transition positions VUMC for future growth and investment, while preserving its tightly woven connections to the University in research and teaching.

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