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A message from Chancellor Zeppos on the state of the university

Statement from Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeffrey R. Balser on health care reform legislation

Vanderbilt University supports the comprehensive health care reform legislation pending before Congress. As one of the largest private employers in Tennessee and the home of one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, Vanderbilt cares deeply about the health and well being of its patients, employees, students and fellow citizens.

Vanderbilt student health staff kept busy with flu-like cases

The novel H1N1 flu virus is a presence on the Vanderbilt campus, as it is on many U.S. university campuses, but it appears to be no more serious than the regular seasonal flu, Vanderbilt’s chief student health official says.

Jacobson to retire as leader of Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Balser named as successor

Dr. Harry R. Jacobson will retire as vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University June 1, and Dr. Jeffrey Balser, dean of the School of Medicine, will succeed him, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

Jeff Balser named dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for Research for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Balser, who has served as interim dean since July 2008, becomes only the 11th dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine since its founding in 1875. In addition to his responsibilities as dean, Balser will be associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs, with continued oversight for medical center research.

Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital names Kevin Churchwell, M.D., as new CEO

At 11 a.m. this morning the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will formally announce the appointment of Kevin Churchwell, M.D., as the hospital’s new CEO.Churchwell, a Nashville native, Vanderbilt-educated physician and nationally recognized pediatrician, has been selected as chief executive officer and executive director of Children’s Hospital, effective immediately.