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New working group launches for big data and data science initiatives

Aug. 17, 2017—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has named 20 faculty members to a new working group that will analyze the directions for new big data and data science initiatives.

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A message from the President and CEO about Charlottesville

Aug. 15, 2017—Dear Colleagues, The horrific acts that took place over the weekend during protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, are another tragic reminder of how much work continues to lie ahead for our nation regarding matters of race, religion and sexual orientation. The bigotry and hatred that fueled these events—promulgated by skinheads and white supremacists—has no place in...

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Assembly outlines how Epic aligns with organizational goals

Aug. 10, 2017—Much more than a just software replacement, eStar, the Epic-based clinical software platform replacing StarPanel, will be the backbone of a new information technology ecosystem for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) that will usher in future successes and create the potential to better serve patients, said Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of VUMC and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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New search committee for VBI director is appointed

Aug. 7, 2017—A new committee has been named to lead a national search for the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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TIPs funding awarded to 15 innovative interdisciplinary projects

Jul. 17, 2017—Fifteen interdisciplinary concepts—from LGBT policies to the autism advantage to life at the cellular level—will be explored at Vanderbilt, thanks to the 2017 round of TIPs funding.

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Rounds: A message from the President and CEO of VUMC

Jun. 30, 2017—News from our nation’s capital about budget proposals that would reduce funding that universities and academic medical centers are reimbursed for providing health care to the nation’s poor and underserved, and for conducting research that supports the nation’s health, security, and economic leadership, has reached a cacophony.

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Faculty meeting highlights VUMC’s achievements, goals

May. 4, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is known for world-renowned research, national leadership in training health care professionals and for the most cutting-edge medical care for complex conditions.

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School of Medicine spring faculty meeting set for April 27

Apr. 18, 2017—The annual Vanderbilt University School of Medicine spring faculty meeting and awards program will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Light Hall, Room 208.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine moves to eighth in NIH research funding

Apr. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) now ranks No. 8 in the nation among U.S. medical schools in total grant support provided through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The new ranking raises VUSM’s standing two spots from the No. 10 position it held last year.

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Vanderbilt injects $9.5 billion into Tennessee economy, report says

Mar. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center together contributed $9.5 billion to Tennessee’s economy during 2015–16, according to a biennial independent analysis.

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Rounds: A message from the President and CEO of VUMC

Mar. 9, 2017—I am relieved that the recent mumps outbreak here at Vanderbilt impacted only a small number of our students, as larger outbreaks over the past year in locations around the U.S. have been a cause for concern. The notice reminded me of the importance of vaccination, and the vital role our Medical Center plays in public safety. And it caused me to think about how fragile that safety can be, and what we can do to assure it.

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“U.S. News” Best Hospitals voting now open in Doximity

Mar. 1, 2017—A message from Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO, VUMC, and Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; and C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer, VUMC. Eligible physicians are now being invited on Doximity.com to vote in this year’s U.S. News Best Hospitals reputation survey. Current voting is for both...

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