VU/VUMC Transition

VU/VUMC Transition

Vanderbilt’s strong upward trajectory stems from the lessons learned throughout our distinguished history while simultaneously planning strategically for our bright future.

This has positioned us advantageously to take actions that will bring even greater success and recognition in the future. By adapting to the changing health care environment, we can ensure that Vanderbilt University and VUMC not only continue, but also enhance their extraordinary service to the world and care of our patients.

In November 2014, Vanderbilt’s Board of Trust directed the institution’s senior leadership to reconfigure VUMC as a not-for-profit academic medical center that is financially distinct from Vanderbilt University. However, the two organizations will remain tightly woven together by mission and the respected Vanderbilt name. The mission of VUMC will not change. It will continue to be the pinnacle of medical excellence, and be one of the world’s preeminent academic medical centers.

-Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos

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To date, the following discussions have been held across campus:

Fall 2015

Fall Faculty Assembly August 27, 2015
Faculty breakfasts with Chancellor Zeppos Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 4, 2015
Town Halls with Chancellor Zeppos Sept. 18, Oct. 13, Nov. 6, Dec. 1, 2015
School of Nursing Town Hall TBA
State of the Medical Center Address October 1, 2015
VUMC Emeritus Faculty Meeting October 2015 (TBA)
Town Halls on Graduate Education Sept. 9, Sept. 24, Oct. 5, Oct. 14
Town Halls on Research Operations To be scheduled
"Open 'Dore on Location": Informational conversations with Provost Wente To be scheduled
Communications via the Provost's newsletter, "The Open 'Dore" Ongoing
VUMC Community and Philanthropy Boards:  
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Board April 1, 2015
Canby Robinson Society Board April 8, 2015
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Board of Overseers April 24, 2015
   
Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assemblies
  February 24, 2015
  May 21, 2015
  August 19, 2015
 
VUMC General Faculty Meetings
School of Medicine Faculty Meeting May 19, 2015
Faculty Senate Town Hall August 20, 2015
 
2015 VUMC Departmental Faculty Meetings
Ophthalmology January 14, 2015
Emergency Medicine January 20, 2015
Hearing and Speech Sciences January 27, 2015
Anesthesiology April 1, 2015
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics April 7, 2015
Neurology June 12, 2015
Surgery June 17, 2015
Medicine July 9, 2015
Pediatrics August 10, 2015
Radiology and Radiological Sciences August 25, 2015
Ophthalmology September 9, 2015
Obstetrics and Gynecology October 9, 2015
Biomedical Informatics/Biostatistics/Health Policy October 15, 2015
Orthopedic Surgery October 16, 2015
Otolaryngology October 26, 2015
Emergency Medicine November 17, 2015
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology December 14, 2015
   
Presentations to University Central Deans and Discussions with Provost Wente  
(Arts and Science, Engineering, Peabody, Blair, Law, Owen, Divinity)
  November 13, 2014
  November 19, 2014
  January 21, 2015
  February 18, 2015
  March 10, 2015
  March 27, 2015
  April 15, 2015
  June 17, 2015
  August 19, 2015
 
University Central Presentations and Discussions
Discussions with Deans across all schools 9 meetings in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
Arts and Science Faculty Breakfasts 7 meetings in
Nov./Dec. 2014
Arts and Science Life and Physical Sciences Leadership  
9 Department Meetings in Divison of Administration November 2014
General Counsel Staff meeting November 17, 2014
Development and Alumni Relations November 17, 2014
DOA Leadership Development Program December 17, 2014
Engineering Faculty Meeting January 2015
University Central Institute/Center Directors Roundtable January 2015
University-wide Department Heads Meeting January 22, 2015
Medical Center Development March 4, 2015
University Central Development, Alumni Relations, DAR Communications and DAR Advancement Services March 4, 2015
General Counsel Staff Meeting March 13, 2014
DOA Quarterly Leaders Meeting March 25, 2015
Environmental Health and Safety Communication Meeting March 26, 2015
Academic Affairs Leadership Briefing April 6, 2015
Procurement Staff Meeting April 6, 2015
Human Resources Leaders Meeting April 6, 2015
Engineering Board of Visitors with SOE Chairs April 10, 2015
Arts & Science Chair/Director Meeting April 14, 2015
Owen Faculty Meeting April 24, 2015
Plant Operations Town Hall April 24, 2015
Engineering Faculty Meeting April 28, 2015
Peabody Leadership Meeting April 29, 2015
Divinity Faculty Meeting May 1, 2015
School of Medicine Basic Science Chairs May 21, 2015
August 11, 2015
General Counsel Staff Meeting June 9, 2015
DOA Leadership Development Program June 18, 2015
DOA Quarterly Leaders Meeting July 29, 2015
Monthly Meetings with DOA Stakeholders Ongoing since November 2014