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Task force named to prioritize Academic Strategic Plan health initiatives

May. 7, 2015—A new faculty task force has been appointed to prioritize and refine the eight health-related initiatives in the Academic Strategic Plan and to inventory existing health-related interdisciplinary centers and institutes at Vanderbilt.

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Watkins memorialized with establishment of new chair

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) who died earlier this month. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos made the announcement April 30 at a...

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Zeppos announces chair in diversity in Dr. Levi Watkins’ name

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who died earlier this month.

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Vanderbilt strengthens relationships across state at Day on the Hill

Apr. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt hosted a Day on the Hill breakfast reception for state legislators and staff members March 31 and showcased Vanderbilt's significant impact in each of Tennessee's 95 counties. The Melodores also performed.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student awards, honors and achievements

Mar. 30, 2015—Read about the latest faculty, staff and student awards, honors and achievements.

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Vanderbilt community invited to Strategic Plan town halls April 6, 7 and 16

Mar. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in town hall meetings to learn more about progress and provide input on key initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Engagement, trust critical to VUMC’s future success: Balser

Feb. 26, 2015—Engage. This was the challenge and the promise extended to those in attendance during Tuesday’s winter Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Inaugural Chancellor Faculty Fellows named

Feb. 12, 2015—Fifteen faculty members hailing from a diverse cross section of disciplines have been selected as the first cohort of the Chancellor's Faculty Fellows program.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for health Affairs

Feb. 12, 2015—As we begin 2015, many at VUMC would say they have experienced more change in the last year than at any time in their careers.

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Faculty develop Strategic Plan roadmap at retreat

Feb. 4, 2015—Developing a three-year roadmap for the implementation of the Academic Strategic Plan was the aim of a one-day faculty retreat held Feb. 3 at the Student Life Center.

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Legislators, stakeholders briefed on health care status of Tennessee

Jan. 15, 2015—Tennessee must improve the health of its citizens if it wants to offer an attractive workforce to businesses, Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos said during a Nashville Community Health Forum attended by state legislators and other stakeholders.

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Area leaders host community forum on poor health and effects on quality of life, economy

Jan. 6, 2015—Leading business, health care and civic officials will hold a Nashville Community Health Forum at Vanderbilt on Jan. 14 focused on the chronically poor health condition of Davidson County and Tennessee residents.

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