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 17 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.
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine