Jeff Balser Archives
Dec. 30, 2021—I typically avoid New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps it’s because I typically fail miserably in maintaining whatever I commit to – whether it’s losing a few pounds, or drinking less coffee. It’s not that the resolutions aren’t things I need to do. I just get preoccupied by the myriad challenges – expected and unexpected – and...
Nov. 4, 2021—The importance of supporting Vanderbilt University Medical Center's workforce is highlighted in this quarter’s Leadership Assembly theme, “Speaking Up, Lifting Up,” which is focused on strategies to amplify well-being.
Sep. 22, 2021—Difficult conversations are a hallmark of medicine. Patients and their families rely on us to share the facts about their illnesses that are sometimes hard to hear. While many clinicians begin to do this while training, our effectiveness in these conversations develops throughout a career. Telling a young mother she has an aggressive cancer or...
Aug. 23, 2021—Listen to Episode 1, Blueprint for a Pandemic-Ready Society, and subscribe on your favorite platform. The first episode of the second season of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s original podcast series, Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, tackles bold questions and issues pushed to the surface by COVID-19. This season, the award-winning 10-episode series delves into...
Aug. 5, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center completed its first full fiscal year of the COVID-19 era having achieved remarkable outcomes in digital health, growth and quality because of consistently strong performance from its workforce.
Jun. 21, 2021—Leaders at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine announce the creation of the Academy for Excellence in Clinical Medicine (AECM). The mission of the Academy is to recognize and advance exceptional patient care.
May. 6, 2021—The flexibility and adaptability of Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been center stage as the pressures of COVID-19 and ongoing strategic imperatives have transformed how and where care is delivered.
Feb. 25, 2021—After a several-year hiatus, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Faculty Advisory Council has been re-established to represent the School’s 3,000-plus faculty.
Dec. 21, 2020—Against the noisy background of masking debates, surges, flattening curves, warp speed initiatives, conflicting messages and misinformation, political controversies, not to mention a revolutionary mRNA technology, millions of people are deciding whether to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Oct. 29, 2020—Caring for ourselves and for one another will be fundamental to the people of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the coming weeks as COVID-19 is surging, and over the year as the enterprise adapts further to changes while expanding locally and regionally.
National Academy of Medicine addresses urgent threats of COVID-19 and climate change at annual meeting
Oct. 26, 2020—The COVID-19 pandemic and climate change are twin calamities that cannot be resolved without global cooperation, consistent communication and leadership and urgent innovation by the scientific community.
Video: Dr. Jeff Balser announces a new anti-racism task force and gives an update on VUMC’s leadership role in the COVID-19 battle
Sep. 22, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about dealing with the various challenges that are critical to the well-being of our VUMC community and our world, including racial equality efforts and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.