Sequestration

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

    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. Read More

    Nov. 27, 2013

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    Second annual Golden Goose Awards presented in Washington

    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. Read More

    Sep. 20, 2013

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    Vanderbilt Medicine: The sequestration era

    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. Read More

    Sep. 18, 2013

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    Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

    Over the last several weeks, my comments about our cost reduction efforts have been extensive, and as a result, very public. Read More

    Aug. 29, 2013

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

    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." Read More

    Aug. 6, 2013

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    Chancellor joins Tennessee leaders to press for federal research funding

    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. Read More

    Jun. 17, 2013

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    Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor

    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. Read More

    Apr. 4, 2013

  • FAQs: VUMC and economic repositioning

    FAQs: VUMC and economic repositioning

    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. Read More

    Mar. 14, 2013

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    Balser outlines efforts to address shifting economy

    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. Read More

    Mar. 14, 2013

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    Chancellor Zeppos: Irresponsible cuts to research will curtail innovation

    "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. Read More

    Dec. 6, 2012