November 7, 2008

Manning named to new role within School of Medicine

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John Manning, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Manning named to new role within School of Medicine

John Manning, Ph.D., M.B.A., has been named vice president for Academic Enterprise Operations at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Between 2000 and February 2008, Manning served as executive director for Research Operations at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, managing research infrastructure, including core facilities and animal care programs. In his most recent role as Vice President for Research Operations, Manning oversaw the expansion of the Office of Research business and administrative capabilities.

“John has the rare combination of talents that are essential for managing the complex and demanding operations of the school's academic enterprise, supporting our missions in research, education, and healthcare,” said Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., dean of VUSM and associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs.

“He is an extraordinary asset to the faculty and staff in the School of Medicine, and has earned the trust of medical center and university leadership.”

Manning earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from The University of Notre Dame, and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago. He served on the faculty at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Public Health, and later joined the Argonne National Laboratories, where he served as director of the bioremediation research group and, later, as executive technical assistant to the director.

“I'm honored to take on this new role,” Manning said. “Our School of Medicine is known for excellence in education and in research, and for the bond between our faculty and students.

“We have an exciting opportunity before us — to move that excellence to the very highest level. I'm looking forward to working with our faculty, administrators, staff and students to achieve that goal.”