September 20, 2012

Congress has not yet figured out how to reduce the national debt without slashing health care spending and research. How will Vanderbilt University Medical Center respond? "There's no way for us to hide," said Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., Vanderbilt's vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine "What we are going to do is push forward . We're going to lead. We're going to set the standard." In his hourlong State of the Medical Center address on Tuesday, Balser laid out the framework for the strategy that is already well under way. Read more...

State of the Medical Center Address available online


Those who were not able to attend the State of the Medical Center Address can watch it online. A VUNet ID is required. Read more...

Open Enrollment for 2013 benefits to be October 17-31


This year's Open Enrollment begins at 8 a.m. on Oct. 17 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31. Even if you plan to keep the same coverage in 2013, this is an active enrollment. That means that all benefits-eligible employees need to enroll. Read more...

University requests that Vanderbilt e-mail accounts not be forwarded to private accounts


A recent audit of Vanderbilt's Information Technology resources found a percentage of University and Medical Center faculty and staff who are forwarding all e-mail messages from their Vanderbilt e-mail accounts to personal e-mail addresses. Read more...

Half marathon on Saturday, Sept. 22, to close some roads around Vanderbilt


Staff, faculty and students coming to Vanderbilt on Saturday, Sept. 22, should be aware that the Lady Speed Stick Women's Half Marathon that morning will result in road closures in the downtown, Vanderbilt and Hillsboro/West End areas. Read more...

Vanderbilt Heart colleagues release "Walk the Walk" to promote Oct. 6 Nashville Heart Walk


Keeping the beat has new meaning for Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute colleagues who have produced a music video to promote the American Heart Association's Nashville Heart Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6. Read more...