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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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Message from Dr. Jeff Balser on finalization of VU-VUMC transition

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...

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Message from Chancellor Zeppos on finalization of VU-VUMC transition

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.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center independent entity effective April 30

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.

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VUMC speakers shine at TEDx Nashville symposium

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.

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Pietenpol named Executive Vice President for Research

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.

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Thirteen honored at endowed chair holder celebration

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.

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Compassion key to VUMC’s strategic mission: Balser

Feb. 18, 2016— “Service through compassion” was the theme of the Winter 2016 Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Junior League of Nashville commits $1.5 million to Children’s Hospital

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...

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