Dear students, friends and alumni,

I am honored to serve as Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. As many of you know, I am a graduate of our M.D./Ph.D program, and have been at Vanderbilt as a student and faculty member for 18 years. I am deeply committed to our people, our mission, and our culture. The year ahead promises a wealth of challenges and exciting new opportunities in the academic life of this medical center, and I am deeply grateful for your support, your friendship, and your continuous feedback.

Sincerely yours,

Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center