November 6th, 2013

1:30-2:30pm, MRB-III Room 1220

Good News


  • Departures
    • WJ Cunningham
    • Marcia Freudenthal
    • Amy Graves
    • Linda Stewart
    • William Wu
  • Promotions
    • Leena Choi
    • Hank Domenico
    • Tatsuki Koyama
  • New Faculty
    • Mary Banach - Adjunct Instructor in Biostatistics
  • Faculty/Staff Recognition


  • Department Move
    • Shuttle Transfer
    • Clinic Location
    • If you have any move related items that still need to be addressed, please submit your comments here.
    • Hanging pictures competition
    • Final move from MCN by Alexander's on Thursday, 11/7


  • CQI: Mario Davidson, PhD
  • Administrative Update
    • ETO report
    • Travel
    • Tax Exemption - meals in-town
    • Purchasing
      • Please continue to submit all requests (computers, books, travel, etc.) through dbconnect.
      • Faculty and staff should not make arrangements to use any Vanderbilt funds without proper prior written approval.
    • Effort
    • Community survey
    • New administrative structure - in Chair Presentation


  • BCC update: Jeffrey Blume, PhD
  • Graduate Program Update: Jeffrey Blume, PhD

Department Chair Presentation


  • Office security
  • Office policies to be developed
  • Clinics
  • Coordinating activities across 2525 WE; seminars & communication
  • Office for Division of Cancer Biostatistics

New Administrative Pod Structure: Public Health

  • Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
  • Center for Health Services Research + other VIMPH entities
  • Department of Biostatistics
  • Department of Health Policy
  • Epidemiology Graduate Program
  • Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
  • Department of Emergency Medicine (research only)
  • Department of Biomedical Informatics (education only)

Ron Jannetta, Chief Business Officer

  • Some of our administrative staff will have roles for other pod components
  • Not expected to change office locations
  • Seth Martin assumes administrative role over all cores in our pod

Our Mission

  • Research
  • Education
  • Collaboration
  • Our people


Topic revision: r10 - 06 Nov 2013, JohnBock

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