February 22, 2008

State of Medical Center Address moves to April 3

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Harry Jacobson, M.D.

State of Medical Center Address moves to April 3

Harry Jacobson, M.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs, will present his annual State of the Medical Center Address at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in Langford Auditorium.

Originally scheduled for early March, the date of the address was changed to take advantage of the reopening of Langford Auditorium following renovations.

The 2008 speech is anticipated to focus on Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s elevate pillars with topics including growth, finance and a new vision for the future — known as Vision 2020.

Vision 2020 aims to expand the academic medicine mission of “Research, Training, Patient Care” to a flywheel model that demonstrates how “Working in New Ways, Getting Results that Matter, Transferring Knowledge” lead to a central focus of “Impact on Society.”

Areas identified as a top priority for Vision 2020 are chronic disease and end-of-life care, both of which represent a large — and growing — cost to society.

Jacobson will also provide updates on the Medical Center’s growth projects.

A financial report will detail the results of operations across campus during fiscal year 2007 and give projections for fiscal year 2008.

Door prizes will be given away and light refreshments will be served following the event.