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Susan R. Wente

Zeppos, Lutz, Wente, Geer address USAC at April meeting

May. 2, 2014—Minutes from the University Staff Advisory Council’s April 8 meeting are now available online on the USAC website. (Meeting minutes are published approximately one week after the council convenes.) Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was the guest speaker for April. In a far-reaching conversation, he discussed Vanderbilt’s many attributes and overall strengths, as well as the...

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Cutting-edge research to be showcased in May

May. 1, 2014—Potentially “game-changing” research at Vanderbilt University on infectious diseases, population health and health policy will be showcased during two interactive presentations May 15 and May 22. A segment of the Flexner Discovery Lecture Series, the new “Vanderbilt Cutting-edge Discovery” discussions are highlights of recent presentations to the Vanderbilt Biomedical Science Advisory Board, a group of...

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Prominent scientist, respected administrator Susan Wente named Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs

Apr. 28, 2014—After an extensive national search, Susan R. Wente has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

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Academic Strategic Planning: Why you should care

Feb. 19, 2014—Watch John Geer and Susan Wente, executive committee co-chairs, discuss the importance of the Academic Strategic Planning process.

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Faculty town hall meetings will gather feedback for strategic planning process

Feb. 17, 2014—The first of three faculty town hall meetings to update and engage Vanderbilt’s faculty on the four foundational areas driving the strategic planning process is scheduled for Feb. 27.

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Grad students help achieve key discovery

Oct. 24, 2013—A multidisciplinary study conducted by the combined efforts of Vanderbilt University graduate students has led to the first evidence that abnormal messenger RNA export from the nucleus to the cytoplasm can cause human disease.

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‘Simple Beginnings’ ceremony welcomes 98 doctoral students

Sep. 5, 2013—Vanderbilt University welcomed 98 new doctoral students into its scientific community last week during the fourth annual “Simple Beginnings” ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room packed with family members and other well-wishers. “Today you are officially joining our Vanderbilt family,” said Susan Wente, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs and senior associate dean...

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Basic science training grants hit NIH funding ‘grand slam’

Aug. 29, 2013—When it comes to government funding of basic science training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, Vanderbilt University Medical Center hit a grand slam this year, officials said.

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New committees appointed to help with strategic planning

Aug. 22, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has appointed additional faculty to contribute to the campuswide strategic planning effort that an executive committee began over the summer.

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Vanderbilt planning for the future

Jul. 5, 2013—An executive committee has been named and will meet regularly this summer to develop a framework of ideas to guide a university-wide academic strategic planning process that will set the course for Vanderbilt’s future.

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Events honor, celebrate VU’s women scientists

Apr. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is celebrating its women scientists with five events this month that feature inspiring women sharing their research achievements and lives.

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Genomic research gains ad-“vantage” with new resources

Nov. 1, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has stepped up its support of research aimed at cracking the mysteries of the genome, the master DNA code.

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