Jeff Balser Archives
Apr. 29, 2016—April 29, 2016 Dear Colleagues, I’m delighted to report that we have reached an historic milestone: tomorrow will be the Medical Center’s first day as a separate legal and financial entity. After nearly 18 months of work, we are emerging well positioned for the future. As we promised when we first announced the plan to...
Apr. 29, 2016—The restructuring of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center as separate legal and financial entities positions both institutions for even greater strength in the complex environments of higher education and health care, respectively.
Apr. 29, 2016—Effective April 30, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be a fully independent, nonprofit entity following the completion of the transaction 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.
Apr. 21, 2016—Provocative questions, posed by three experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), were among the highlights last Friday at TEDx Nashville 2016, an exposition of “ideas worth sharing” at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium.
Apr. 14, 2016—Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Molecular Oncology and Professor of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology and Otolaryngology, has been named Executive Vice President for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Her appointment is effective May 1.
Feb. 19, 2016—Thirteen Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Feb. 18 at the Student Life Center.
Feb. 18, 2016— “Service through compassion” was the theme of the Winter 2016 Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).
Feb. 12, 2016—The Junior League of Nashville (JLN) committed $1.5 million to its longtime partner, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, during a special event Friday, Feb. 12. The gift, part of the Junior League’s eighth supplemental agreement with Children’s Hospital, will go to support the Junior League Home Arts and Entertainment Program, an effort of...
Jan. 21, 2016—Fourteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been named to the 2016 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, and clinical sciences, as well as business, education and engineering.
Nov. 23, 2015—Ten members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nov. 19, 2015—Discovery, education and clinical care will continue to be the core of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) mission as the date of the legal separation for Vanderbilt University and VUMC nears, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, said to a capacity crowd at last week’s Fall Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly.