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Vanderbilt University Medical Center signs letter of intent with Metro Nashville Government to negotiate lease for vacant space in the Global Mall at the Crossings

Mar. 23, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has signed a letter of intent to negotiate a long-term lease agreement with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County for approximately 600,000 square feet of vacant space in the Global Mall at the Crossings (formerly known as Hickory Hollow Mall).

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Park named director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Feb. 17, 2022—Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, deputy director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been named the center’s new director.

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Pietenpol named chief scientific and strategy officer

Feb. 10, 2022—Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD, director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), Benjamin F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and Executive Vice President for Research for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is stepping down on June 30 from her long-held role as the Cancer Center’s director to focus on a combined leadership role for VUMC as chief scientific and strategy officer (CSSO).

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Inaugural members of the Vanderbilt Academy for Excellence in Clinical Medicine announced

Jan. 17, 2022—The inaugural members of the Vanderbilt Academy for Excellence in Clinical Medicine (AECM) have been chosen.

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Longtime VUMC leader Kaiser set to retire

Jan. 12, 2022—Allen Kaiser, MD, is retiring on Jan. 31, after a 50-year career with VUMC serving in multiple leadership roles on VUMC’s campus and at Saint Thomas West Hospital.

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Kannankeril named inaugural holder of the Richard B. Johnston Jr., MD, Chair in Pediatric Research

Sep. 22, 2021—Prince Kannankeril, MD, MSCI, has been appointed inaugural holder of the Richard B. Johnston Jr. MD, Chair in Pediatric Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Indiana University’s Embí named chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics

Sep. 16, 2021—Peter Embí, MD, MS, President and Chief Executive Officer for the Regenstrief Institute Inc., and professor of Medicine and Biostatistics & Health Data Science at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been named as the new chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Biomedical Informatics.

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Sandberg named Chief of Staff for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital

Jul. 7, 2021—Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, and Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital’s (VUAH) chief of staff for Perioperative and Critical Care Service, has been named as the hospital’s new Chief of Staff.

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Medical Center leaders announce Academy for Excellence in Clinical Medicine

Jun. 21, 2021—Leaders at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine announce the creation of the Academy for Excellence in Clinical Medicine (AECM). The mission of the Academy is to recognize and advance exceptional patient care.

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Wright named Chief of Staff for Adult Ambulatory Services for Davidson County

Jun. 17, 2021—Patty Wright, MD, professor of Medicine and associate division director for Clinical Affairs in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been named as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Chief of Staff for Adult Ambulatory Services for Davidson County. She will begin serving in this role on July 1.

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Wilkins named Senior Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence

Jun. 17, 2021—Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, Vice President for Health Equity for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Associate Dean for Health Equity for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) has been named Senior Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence for VUMC and Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence for VUSM.

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Stanford’s Eben Rosenthal named to lead VUMC’s Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Jun. 11, 2021—Following a national search, Eben Rosenthal, MD, the John and Ann Doerr Medical Director and Associate Director of Clinical Care with Stanford Cancer Center, will join Vanderbilt University Medical Center Oct. 11 as chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS).

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