September 30, 2010

Partners in Health campaign participation grows

Partners in Health campaign participation grows

A total of 1,022 faculty donors contributed to this year's campaign, resulting in 46 percent participation among faculty.

This year's campaign was led by faculty co-chairs Roger Cone, Ph.D., Carol Etherington, M.S.N., and Corey Slovis, M.D.

“Vanderbilt faculty should be very proud of the results of Partners in Health 2010,” Slovis said. “Participation increased 2.4 percent over last year's campaign.”

The campaign continues to build momentum in participation, which was just 34 percent in 2007. Thirteen departments had more than 50 percent participation.

More than 300 funds within the Medical Center were supported by gifts from the 2010 campaign. This year, there was a special fund to assist employees affected by the Nashville flooding in May, and it received $18,846.

Three departments reached 100 percent faculty participation: Cell and Developmental Biology, Otolaryngology and Thoracic Surgery.

“We saw some significant increases in percent participation in several departments in this year's campaign,” Cone said. “This means that Cell and Developmental Biology will be the proud recipient for 2010 of the Basic Science PIH Giving Nobel Award. I am looking forward to working with the campaign again next year to push us over the top of 50 percent overall participation.”

Other departments with more than 50 percent participation included Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, Emergency Medicine, Medical Education and Administration, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Psychiatry.

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