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Vanderbilt’s Zeppos, Emory’s Wagner urge legislators to work toward federal budget framework, end sequestration

Nov. 27, 2013—On Nov. 25, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Emory University President James W. Wagner sent a letter to Reps. Diane Black (R-TN) and Tom Price (R-GA) regarding the ongoing budget challenges in Washington, D.C.

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Second annual Golden Goose Awards presented in Washington

Sep. 20, 2013—The Golden Goose Award recognizes significant contributions to scientific understanding through federally funded basic research—research conducted with the goal of increasing scientific understanding rather than providing a solution to a specific problem.

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Vanderbilt Medicine: The sequestration era

Sep. 18, 2013—Efforts by the federal government to control the nation’s spiraling budget deficit, including sequestration that took effect on March 1, have created the potential for significant impact to Medicare’s long-standing support for graduate medical education and could limit the ability of the nation’s academic medical centers to care for patients and train the next generation of physicians, says Donald Brady, senior associate dean of Graduate Medical Education for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Aug. 29, 2013—Over the last several weeks, my comments about our cost reduction efforts have been extensive, and as a result, very public.

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Chancellor Zeppos joins other university leaders in calling for federal recommitment to academic research

Aug. 6, 2013—A letter to President Obama and Congress co-signed by Chancellor Zeppos and his fellow university leaders outlines the ripple effects of reduced federal research funding and calls attention to the nation's burgeoning "innovation deficit."

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Chancellor joins Tennessee leaders to press for federal research funding

Jun. 17, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and other state leaders met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., to urge support for sustained federal investments in science and engineering research.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor

Apr. 4, 2013—Last month, as the impact of federal budget sequestration (the “sequester”) became reality, I pledged to communicate with you frequently about the unprecedented financial challenges before us, and steps we must all proactively engage.

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FAQs: VUMC and economic repositioning

Mar. 14, 2013—The following are answers to frequently asked questions regarding the financial pressures created by the federal budget sequester and other legislation now facing Vanderbilt University Medical Center and academic health centers across the country.

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Balser outlines efforts to address shifting economy

Mar. 14, 2013—An overview of financial pressures created by the federal budget sequester and other legislation now facing Vanderbilt University Medical Center and academic health centers across the country was presented March 12 at two leadership forums — the Spring Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly held that morning at Langford Auditorium, and a faculty meeting focused on impact on the research community the same afternoon in Light Hall.

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Chancellor Zeppos: Irresponsible cuts to research will curtail innovation

Dec. 6, 2012—"Our scientists and engineers are making discoveries today that will lead to unimaginable technological breakthroughs tomorrow in medicine, energy and technology. Without long-term sustained federal investments in science and engineering research, these discoveries simply will not be made," write Chancellor Zeppos and University of Tennessee president Joseph Di Pietro in The Tennessean.

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