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Assembly highlights crucial role of culture of respect

Nov. 8, 2018—Setting the tone for the morning’s presentations, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s fall Leadership Assembly began with a stirring rendition of the Aretha Franklin classic, “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.,” performed by the Medical Center’s United Voices of Vanderbilt choir.

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Patel to succeed Johnson in Health IT leadership role

Nov. 6, 2018—Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) and Senior Vice President of Health Information Technology, will step down from his role as leader of Vanderbilt University Medical Center HealthIT on Jan. 1, 2019.

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Major initiative set to enhance VUMC’s culture of service

Oct. 18, 2018—At some point, everyone has had a customer service experience that was disappointing. Even though everything else may have met or exceeded expectations the things people tend to remember are often the negatives.

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Brady to Succeed Miller as Senior Associate Dean and EVP for Educational Affairs

Oct. 15, 2018—After more than three decades of service to Vanderbilt, Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC, Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) and Executive Vice-President for Educational Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has decided to retire from her leadership positions on July 1, 2019.

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Santoro to step down as department chair of PMI

Sep. 20, 2018—After serving as the department’s leader for more than 15 years, Samuel A. Santoro, MD, PhD, the Dorothy B. and Theodore R. Austin Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, will step down from his role as the department’s chair after the completion of a national search to identify his successor.

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Changes to adult health system better align patient services

Sep. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s adult and pediatric clinical services have undergone significant growth over the past five years and plans are in place that will sustain rapid expansion throughout the next decade.

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Schwartz steps down as Orthopaedics chair

Aug. 30, 2018—After serving as the department’s leader for nine years, Herbert S. Schwartz, MD, Dan M. Spengler Professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, has stepped down from his role as chair, effective Aug. 28. John E. Kuhn, MD, Kenneth Schermerhorn Professor, will serve as interim chair of the department while a...

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Scanlan to lead government, community relations

Jun. 28, 2018—Jun. 28, 2018—Matthew Scanlan, JD, will join Vanderbilt University Medical Center on July 1 as the Medical Center’s first senior director of Government and Community Relations.

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Abdulahad named Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Medical Center

Jun. 14, 2018—Zeena M. Abdulahad, Vice President of Development at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Abdulahad will join VUMC Sept. 1. In this role Abdulahad will report to Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer for VUMC,...

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Rothman named to new role of Medical Director for VUMC Revenue Cycle

Jun. 14, 2018—Brian Rothman, MD, associate professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics and Surgery, and medical director for Perioperative Informatics, has been named to the newly created position of Medical Director for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Revenue Cycle.

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Launch event helps introduce ‘All of Us’ initiative to Nashville

May. 10, 2018—On Sunday, May 6, Nashville played an important role in the nationwide launch of “All of Us,” the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) research program that aims to collect the health information of 1 million or more research participants.

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Co-Chiefs of Staff announced for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital

May. 2, 2018—Year-over-year growth in inpatient volumes across Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s adult clinical enterprise, three new floors of additional adult inpatient beds through the renovation of Medical Center East, along with the steady expansion of adult clinics throughout the region are among factors leading to the creation of the new roles of co-chiefs of staff for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) and Clinics.

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