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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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Improvements strengthen VUMC’s core missions: Balser

Dec. 18, 2014—Last month’s announcement to restructure Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a “financially distinct” entity from Vanderbilt University will give the Medical Center more flexibility and allow it to access capital as it continues to build the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, now close to 45 affiliated hospitals strong, and invest in programs and facilities on the main campus in ways that will positively impact clinical programs as well as the research and educational missions, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, said during Wednesday’s Winter 2014 Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly.

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Chancellor addresses university presidents at ACE meeting

Dec. 3, 2014—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos addressed the most recent meeting of the American Council on Education's Institute for New Presidents Dec. 3 in Nashville.

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Twelve Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 24, 2014—Twelve members of Vanderbilt's faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

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Vanderbilt University and Medical Center take steps to ensure continued vibrancy and growth

Nov. 14, 2014—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced the institution is embarking on a process to reconfigure Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a not-for-profit academic medical center that is financially distinct from the university. The move will give the medical center increased financial independence while preserving and growing the collaboration that has resulted in Vanderbilt's research, education and medical excellence.

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Vanderbilt University and Medical Center Announce Steps to Strengthen Future

Nov. 14, 2014—Today, Vanderbilt University announced the institution is embarking on a process to re-configure VUMC as a not-for-profit academic medical center that is financially distinct from Vanderbilt University. The two organizations will remain tightly woven together by mission, academic programs, and the respected Vanderbilt name. Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs, will lead...

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Message from the Chancellor about steps to ensure continued vibrancy and growth for VU and VUMC

Nov. 14, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are recognized throughout our country and around the globe as leaders in education, research, service to humanity and medical excellence. We have long benefited from shared institutional goals and values. Bolstered by all ten colleges and schools sharing a single campus and...

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VUMC well positioned to move forward: Balser

Sep. 25, 2014—He began with a simple thank you. That’s how Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., Vanderbilt’s vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine chose to begin his annual State of the Medical Center address on Tuesday. “I don’t know how to thank you enough,” he said to the Medical Center’s faculty and...

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Meeting explores VUMC’s cultural renaissance

Sep. 11, 2014—During presentations that were filled with messages about Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s purpose, addressing the “why” rather than detailing facts and figures, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, and C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System, led the audience at Wednesday’s Fall Leadership Assembly through candid dialogue about VUMC’s way forward.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Aug. 14, 2014—The rapid change in the economics of health care delivery has challenged us all — financially, operationally and culturally. But through it all, our organization of 20,000 people is not just reacting. We are also learning.

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Faculty meeting highlights VUSM achievements

May. 29, 2014—Despite a challenging health care landscape, Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues to advance the highest-quality patient care, train the next generation of physician leaders and push forward the frontiers of biomedical science.

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Rounds: A Message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

May. 28, 2014—Dear Colleagues, As the warm days of summer approach, I have never been more heartened by the commitment and strength of the people at VUMC. The financial challenges we have been experiencing for 18 months are now being regularly reported by other health systems and media nationwide. Only this past week, The Boston Globe reported...

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