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New faculty: John Graves plays role in shaping national health policy

Nov. 20, 2012—John Graves was part of the team hired by the Obama administration to provide statistical and economic evidence that would inform the development of the Affordable Care Act.

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New faculty: Cathy Ivory is committed to nursing science and research

Nov. 16, 2012—Cathy Ivory is conducting foundational research work in perinatal nursing informatics and introducing master’s students to the world of nursing informatics.

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New faculty: Jaco Hamman connects theology and practice

Nov. 16, 2012—The Rev. Jaco Hamman’s decision to avoid the draft for the South African military, which was responsible for enforcing apartheid, propelled his 1993 move from his native country to the United States, where work as a hospital chaplain shaped his career.

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Vanderbilt University joins other top universities to offer selection of courses online for credit

Nov. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University and nine of the nation’s other leading colleges and universities announced plans Nov. 15 to begin offering selected courses online for credit.

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College Halls to be named for distinguished figures from Vanderbilt’s history

Nov. 12, 2012—As the College Halls at Kissam construction project continues to take shape on the northeast corner of Vanderbilt’s campus, the university has announced plans to name the finished structures and areas within them in honor of several figures significant to the history and culture of the university.

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Three programs highlight resources available for faculty development

Nov. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt takes seriously its mission to be a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching and service to the community and society at large. But it is faculty—semester in and semester out—who make that mission a reality. To support faculty research, teaching and professional development needs, Vanderbilt has many resources available, including new and...

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New faculty: Patrick Grohar brings a competitive spirit to childhood cancer research

Nov. 9, 2012—Patrick Grohar came to Vanderbilt in January from the National Cancer Institute, bringing with him his passions and self-motivation for lab-based work. His research focuses on drug discovery in pediatric sarcomas, cancers that develop in bone and soft tissues.

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New faculty: 21 Insights into Philippe Fauchet

Nov. 9, 2012—n today’s complex world, engineers are seen more and more as imaginative problem-solvers. Philippe Fauchet, the new dean of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, is a perfect example.

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New University Faculty 2012-13

Nov. 9, 2012—A complete list of new university faculty for the 2012-13 academic year Blair School of Music Tucker Biddlecombe, associate professor and director of choral activities B.M., State University of New York–Potsdam, 1998 M.M., Florida State University, 2003 D.Phil., Florida State University, 2012 Biddlecombe is a published composer and arranger as well as a burgeoning researcher,...

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New Medical Faculty 2012

Nov. 9, 2012—A complete list of new School of Medicine and School of Nursing faculty for 2012 School of Medicine Aqeela Afzal, Ph.D. Research assistant professor of neurological surgery Francisco Aguirre, M.D. Instructor in clinical obstetrics and gynecology Neda Ahmadi, M.D. Instructor in otolaryngology Syed Toufeeq Ahmed, Ph.D. Research assistant professor of biomedical informatics Joseph A. Akamah,...

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Information technology transformation initiative under way

Nov. 7, 2012—Creating a world-class information technology infrastructure at Vanderbilt University is the aim of a major initiative now under way across campus. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine Jeff Balser, Vice Chancellor for Administration Jerry Fife, Vice...

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Ribbon cutting marks Rand Hall re-opening

Oct. 10, 2012—Associate Provost and Dean of Students Mark Bandas, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty and Vanderbilt Student Government President Maryclaire Manard were on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 9 to mark the re-opening of Rand Hall following more than seven months of work at Rand and Sarratt Student Center that mark...

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