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VUMC chosen for leadership role in NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health to be a leader in a landmark study of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors affecting the health of a million or more people. The NIH will provide $71.6 million over five years to VUMC, making this the largest research grant the Medical Center has ever received from any source.


Williams to co-chair transition team for MNPS director of schools

Vanderbilt University’s David Williams II, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director, has been appointed by new Metro Nashville Public Schools Director of Schools Shawn Joseph to co-chair his transition team.


Barnes named assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

Sandra Barnes, a Vanderbilt sociologist whose work examines resilience and community in urban settings, has been named assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced July 1.


VIDL awards funding to enhance teaching, learning through digital technology

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning distributed more than $46,000 in grants and awards this spring as part of its Innovation Programs initiative.


Patriotism among themes of Ziegler’s ‘Flag Exchange’ installation

The Tang Teaching Museum is featuring Mel Ziegler’s multiyear project “Flag Exchange,” with 50 weathered American flags and the colorful stories behind them, through Jan. 1, 2017.


Confessions of a future retiree: Get started with retirement planning

Does retirement feel out of reach? It did for one Vanderbilt employee until she met one on one with a Fidelity guidance consultant.


Create strong, unique passwords to protect your digital identity

Over the past few weeks, LinkedIn, MySpace and Tumblr announced that millions of user accounts have been compromised. VUIT strongly recommends that you proactively change your passwords for these services.


Tom Murdic Annual Telescope Night is July 18

A public telescope night at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory on July 18 will pay tribute to the late Williamson County civic leader and amateur astronomer Tommy Murdic.


From My Southern Health: Hot cars in the summer – a mother’s story

One mother tells her story of the steps that can lead to accidentally leaving a baby in a car; and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers hot vehicle safety tips.


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Researcher attacking Zika virus by stirring up mosquitoes’ taste buds

Summer is here, and the United States is bracing for the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus. A Vanderbilt researcher is working on one way to stop the spread of the disease – by revving up the mosquito’s taste buds.


Take Note

» Humphrey Fellowship Program seeks ‘Friendship Families’ for international leaders

» Music, Mind and Society Symposium seeks poster abstract submissions

» ‘Tri My Best’ Triathlon looking for participants

» Farmers’ Market open at VUMC each Thursday

HR News

» Tips for talking about mental health in the workplace

» Vandy Cooks July 19: Light and easy summer meals

» Fidelity offers financial tips for women in dealing with life’s curveballs

» Everything you need to manage your dental benefits—in your pocket

Research News @Vanderbilt


July 8 — 9 a.m.
Telescope Night at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

July 16 — 6 p.m.
Opera on the Mountain

July 20 — Noon
Boomers, Elders and More: Communication and Alzheimer's

July 21 — Noon
Vandy Walks: Natchez Trace historical tour

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