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  Monday, Dec. 14, 2020  
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Roth to lead Vanderbilt areas focused on Title IX and equal access
Stephanie A. Roth has been named associate vice chancellor for equal access, a position she has held on an interim basis since December 2019.
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Special virtual event with coronavirus expert Mark Denison is today
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will host a special presentation with coronavirus expert Dr. Mark R. Denison on Monday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon Central time. Denison’s presentation, “Preparing for the COVID-19 Pandemic … for 36 Years,” will explore why COVID-19 emerged, his lab’s discoveries, and where we go from here.
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Basic Sciences winter showcase gets researchers out of the lab, into the spotlight
Singing, painting, strumming, baking, crocheting and even gymnastic tumbling filled a virtual stage as graduate students, faculty and staff in the School of Medicine Basic Sciences held their third annual winter showcase.
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Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss set for Friday
Turkey Toss, a longstanding Vanderbilt holiday tradition in which the university expresses thanks to faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication throughout the year, will look a little different for 2020.
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Applications open for Owls early education developmental kindergarten program
Applications are now being accepted for fall 2021 for kindergarten-ready children interested in the Owls early education developmental kindergarten program at the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center.
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Explore Student Care Network website for wellness resources
Students are encouraged to explore the wellness resources found on the Student Care Network website so that they may become familiar with what is available and how to access support.
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Connect with colleagues at USAC’s Virtual Coffee Break on Wednesday
Network and socialize in a work-from-home world at the University Staff Advisory Council’s Virtual Coffee Break on Wednesday, Dec. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. Please register in advance to participate.
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Emergency tabletop exercise scheduled for Thursday
Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety will host representatives from across the university who play a key role in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for an emergency tabletop training exercise on Thursday, Dec. 17.
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Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture to discuss Americans at odds with their own health needs
Why do some Americans put their health at risk in allegiance to a political policy, issue or leader? What can health care practitioners do for these patients? Medicine, health and society and sociology professor Jonathan Metzl will address these questions in the first Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture of 2021 on Monday, Jan. 11.
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December events at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory
Learn how federal policy shapes space exploration, observe a once-in-a-lifetime planetary conjunction and more this month with Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.
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Accellion Secure File Transfer to be retired Jan. 1
Accellion Secure File Transfer will be retired beginning Jan. 1, 2021, for Vanderbilt University users. In preparation for the retirement, VUIT recommends using OneDrive for Business for securely sharing or transferring files.
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Jason Isbell to lead a Vanderbilt show of gratitude Thursday
Grammy-winning musicians Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will lead a lineup of entertainment in a special “show of gratitude” for the Vanderbilt community on Thursday, Dec. 17.


Take Note

Healthier You webinar: Top coronavirus questions answered by an expert Dec. 16

Info session for Ancora request for applications focused on rare genetic disease research is Jan. 21

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Daniel Shae–cancer vaccine that enhances body’s immune response to tumor cells

VERA Live Demo Open House held each Tuesday

Submit abstracts for 2021 Global Health Symposium

Annual report on crime statistics, security and fire safety

W-2 forms for 2020 available electronically

Review your personal information in preparation for W-2s

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

Sign up for ‘Rooted in Learning,’ new weekly newsletter from Employee Learning and Engagement

Human Resources announces well-being initiatives

Play Wellness Bingo with Health Plus for chance to win prizes

Work/Life Connections: Are you really doing OK?

Nurturing your mental health during the holidays


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: Lessons from the pandemic fall: Infections are rare in classrooms, not off campus
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
The New York Times: Fighters win key ruling in case that could upend UFC’s business
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise and professor of law, is quoted.
NBC News: ‘Help is on the way’: How the U.S. will turn the tide of the pandemic in 2021
Todd Rice, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Marketplace: HUD voucher program funding has helped veterans at risk of homelessness
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of human, organizational and community development, is quoted.
The Topeka Capital-Journal: Dementia care important during COVID-19
Lillian Wen, a senior medicine, health and society major, writes about the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the estimated 5.8 million Americans living with dementia and their complex health needs.
The Wall Street Journal: Don’t judge a holiday gift by its cover: Perfect packages raise hopes
Erick Mas, a Vanderbilt postdoctoral scholar, is mentioned.
CNN: Vaccines on horizon as virus surges through Trump country. And the political debate is as heated as ever
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Guardian (U.K.): Sarah Fuller: ‘My male college football teammates call me Champ’
Sarah Fuller, a senior goalkeeper for Vanderbilt’s soccer team, is interviewed regarding her historic debut as the first woman student-athlete to play in a Power 5 and Southeastern Conference football game.
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