August 21, 2009

Price named associate dean for Alumni Affairs

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Ann Price, M.D.

Price named associate dean for Alumni Affairs

Ann Price, M.D., has been named associate dean for Alumni Affairs in the School of Medicine, effective Sept. 1.

Price, a member of the VUSM class of 1978, has served as executive director for Alumni Affairs since 2003. She will continue to be responsible for fostering and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships between Vanderbilt and its medical alumni.

The Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association, with 12,000 members, includes VUSM graduates, house officers, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and faculty members.

“Dr. Ann Price has played an important role in establishing our Alumni Affairs office as a communications and information center for VUSM alumni,” said Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.

“She has enhanced the relationship alumni have with each other and with Vanderbilt, and will continue to nurture those relationships in a number of ways including lifelong learning opportunities and reunions, while looking at new and innovative ways to engage our alumni.”

Price has been instrumental in increasing the presence of former house officer trainees on the Alumni Board, which now includes representatives from the house staff, faculty, post-doctoral students, graduate students and a member of the fourth-year class.

Of note, since returning to Vanderbilt in 2003, she has established mentoring and host programs that engage alumni with current students, and in collaboration with Eskind Biomedical Library colleagues, Price has implemented no-charge, online learning resources for medical alumni.

Price, a former Founder's Medalist, is an assistant professor of Medicine.