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Hickson named to new VUMC leadership roles

Dec. 19, 2019—Gerald Hickson, MD, Joseph C. Ross Professor of Medical Education and Administration, will assume new leadership and advisory roles with the Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) and the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN), beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

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Rathmell named interim chair of Medicine

Dec. 5, 2019—W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, has been named as interim chair of the Department of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2020.

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Committee appointed for Department of Emergency Medicine chair search

Oct. 30, 2019—A 15-member committee has been appointed to conduct a national search for Vanderbilt's new chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center mourns loss of Children’s Hospital leader

Oct. 18, 2019—VUMC mourns loss of Children's Hospital CEO, Luke Gregory

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Search committee for Department of Medicine chair appointed

Oct. 9, 2019—  by John Howser Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of the School of Medicine, has appointed a 20-member committee to conduct a national search for the new chair of the Department of Medicine. The committee will be chaired by Dane Chetkovich, MD, PhD, professor and chair...

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Vanderbilt’s Brown named dean of Yale School of Medicine

Sep. 12, 2019—Nancy Brown, MD, Hugh J. Morgan Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named dean of the Yale School of Medicine. She will join Yale on Feb. 1, 2020.

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Chief Human Resources Officer to depart VUMC

Sep. 5, 2019—Traci Nordberg, JD, Chief Human Resources Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is leaving the organization effective Oct. 31 to assume another role outside of VUMC.

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Slovis to step down from top Emergency Medicine role

Aug. 30, 2019—After serving more than 27 years as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Corey M. Slovis, MD, has decided to step down.

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Gannon named to new faculty development role

Aug. 15, 2019—Maureen Gannon, PhD, has been named to the newly created role of Associate Dean for Faculty Development for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Rick W. Wright, MD, joins Vanderbilt University Medical Center as chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jun. 11, 2019—Rick W. Wright, MD, one of the nation’s leading orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists, has been named chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He will join the faculty Sept. 1.

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Adult Hospital CEO Edgeworth to depart VUMC

May. 7, 2019—Mitchell Edgeworth, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, has accepted a new position as Chief Administrative Officer — South with the TriStar Division of Hospital Corporation of America, and will be leaving Vanderbilt University Medical Center this month.

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Transplant centers, patients unite to stop new organ sharing policy that threatens longer waits for a liver

Apr. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and 13 other highly regarded liver transplant centers have filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping Federal policy changes that are slated to take effect Tuesday, April 30, that will affect thousands of patients across the Southeast and Midwest waiting for donor livers.

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