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  Friday, Nov. 20, 2020  
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Nabil Simaan recognized as thought leader in health care robotics
Vanderbilt University Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Otolaryngology Nabil Simaan has been named a top voice in health care robotics by technology discovery platform InsightMonk and market intelligence firm BIS Research.
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VCFC continues support for Vanderbilt parents with school-age children
The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will extend its Art Adventures Enrichment Program through Dec. 18 to continue to support Vanderbilt University community members with children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
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Ridner returns to cancer patient research and care during Research Ramp-up to advance intervention studies
When in-person research activities at Vanderbilt were put on hold in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing professor Sheila Ridner’s steadfast commitment to patients ensured that their care did not suffer.
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Data confirms STEM gap exists for LGBQ men in college and on the job
Falling between the gender and race gap, men in same-sex couples are 12 percentage points less likely to have a STEM degree, research by Vanderbilt economist Kitt Carpenter confirms.
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Transgender Day of Remembrance virtual event is today
Vanderbilt community members are invited to attend an online vigil in honor of International Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday, Nov. 20.
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Vanderbilt football to observe Salute to Service this Saturday
The Commodores game against Florida on Nov. 21 will mark Vanderbilt’s annual Salute to Service contest. For the fourth consecutive year, Vanderbilt Athletics is collaborating with the U.S. Army’s Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division.
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Applications for Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment accepted through Nov. 30
Applications are now being accepted for the Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment program, designed to develop key leadership skills and competencies for staff who are line or operational leaders demonstrating high potential, and whose leadership position is between front line supervisor and director.
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Human Resources launches new career and compensation website
Vanderbilt University’s new career and compensation framework is designed to provide staff and leadership with a transparent, market-based structure, practical tools and information necessary for navigating careers. In conjunction with the framework, a resource website is now live.
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Oracle Cloud: Plan ahead for updates
Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo its next quarterly upgrade the weekend of Nov. 20–21. In addition, learn more about biweekly time reporting over the upcoming holidays and preparing for the transition to Oracle Recruiting and Onboarding.
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Anchor Down. Step Up. merchandise store reopens, new items available
By popular demand, the Anchor Down. Step Up. Pop-up Store is open again for a limited time and features three new items.


Take Note

Last day for Hold the Stuffing weigh-in is Nov. 25

Master of Public Health program information sessions set for Nov. 30, Dec. 1

Inclusive Book Group to discuss Tara Westover’s ‘Educated’ Dec. 2

Data Science Institute Summer Research Program information session set for Dec. 3

Vanderbilt Blair’s Molly Barth presents ‘Ineffable’ online Dec. 4

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross

Demonstration videos of new VERA system available online

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Isom Kelly–porous silicon nanoparticles

Limited Submission Opportunity: National Comprehensive Cancer Network Foundation 2021 Young Investigator Award

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Macy Faculty Scholars Program

Nominations open for faculty awards recognizing research, service

Frist Center seeking applications for new fellows, affiliates

VU/VUMC shared Exchange Outlook address book to be separated in early 2021

Human Resources announces well-being initiatives

Tips for enjoying the holidays virtually


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  Join USAC for a Virtual Coffee Break
· DEC ·
  Faculty, staff get additional 10 percent discount at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt
· DEC ·
  Inaugural conference on race justice to feature internationally known scholars


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Former U.S. secretaries of state discuss country’s divide, Trump’s refusal to concede
The first virtual Chancellor’s Lecture Series event featuring former U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine K. Albright and Gen. Colin L. Powell is highlighted.
Forbes: Researchers find cause of bee deaths from pesticides
Douglas McMahon, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences, is quoted.
USA Today: There are now two promising potential COVID vaccines. This is what we know about them.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Business Journal: Cooper, Hildreth brace for national COVID-19 surge, double down on masks as gateway to economic rebound
Melinda Buntin, Mike Curb Professor of Health Policy, is quoted.
Chicago Tribune: College students are urged to get a COVID-19 test before heading home for the holidays, but even a negative result doesn’t mean they won’t spread virus
Vanderbilt’s mandatory COVID-19 exit testing for undergraduate students leaving campus is highlighted.
Bloomberg Businessweek: MBA programs say they want more diversity. So where is it?
Mark Cohen, Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Enterprise and professor of law, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Coronavirus is getting much worse. Tennessee’s strategy remains the same.
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
The Guardian (U.K.): Gay men ‘less likely’ to have degree in science, tech, engineering or maths
The research of Christopher Carpenter, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics, is cited.
The Washington Post: Dolly Parton helped fund Moderna’s vaccine. It began with a car crash and an unlikely friendship.
Dolly Parton’s $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for coronavirus research, made in honor of Naji Abumrad, professor of surgery, is highlighted.
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