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Nominations open for seventh cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows
The nomination window is now open for the seventh cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The Chancellor Faculty Fellows program invests in newly tenured faculty at a critical point in their scholarly careers to support their research, scholarship and creative expression.
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Center for Teaching offers resources and workshops for adaptive teaching this spring
As the Vanderbilt community prepares for another semester of adaptive teaching, the Center for Teaching continues to create resources to help faculty and instructors teach effectively in a variety of contexts.
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Virtual programming to help undergraduates prepare for spring semester begins this week
Vanderbilt’s residential colleges and experiential learning offices are offering virtual programming and events for students in advance of the start of the spring semester.
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Vanderbilt civil engineer partners with TDOT to seek ways to mitigate opioid epidemic
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Janey Camp leads an analysis of rural transportation constraints that prevent people from receiving regular substance abuse treatment.
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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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Travel Health and Safety Series presented throughout January
The Global Safety and Vanderbilt Travel teams will offer a series of sessions in January to help prepare for the spring semester’s return to campus. The sessions will discuss major changes in the travel landscape since November, new airline health and safety protocols, changes at Nashville International Airport, campus resources to assist in travel planning and more.
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VUMC blood drives continue to meet critical need; antibody testing available
The American Red Cross continues to face blood shortages due to blood drive cancellations during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help, the American Red Cross is holding regular blood drives at Vanderbilt University Medical Center locations.
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Changes coming to VUIT resources
As the new year begins, Vanderbilt University Information Technology is implementing a number of changes to resources and services that may impact you.


Take Note

Blair Academy Kindermusik begins Jan. 13-14

Vanderbilt Blair offers three adult classes about music, history and culture

‘Life Lessons from a Joke-telling Ophthalmologist’ Jan. 12

Kids and nutrition topic of Parenting Group meeting Jan. 14

Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Florentine Rutaganira Jan. 21

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

VERA Live Demo Open House held each Tuesday

Registration is open for 2021 Global Health Case Competition

Submit abstracts for 2021 Global Health Symposium

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Yuanzhe Liang–membranes with tiny pores that can be used to separate molecules or ions

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Krishen Appavoo–phase change material and vanadium dioxide

Vanderbilt Diabetes Center seeks pilot and feasibility proposals to study interaction of SARS-CoV-2, diabetes

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

Ready for a new year? Start with Health Plus’ new Health Risk Assessment

Join Health Plus’ Babies and You prenatal education program


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Lamar Alexander leaves legacy of support for education, research (opinion)
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier salutes retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander for his career in public service.
Ars Technica: Archaeology is going digital to harness the power of Big Data
Steven Wernke, associate professor of anthropology, is interviewed regarding a research paper he co-authored that examines how information collected in large online databases can complement traditional “pick and trowel” archaeological field work.
The Tennessean: The sun, the moon and the stars: How to learn about astronomy from your own backyard
Billy Teets, director of Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Only one COVID-19 treatment is designed to keep people out of the hospital. Many overburdened hospitals are not offering it.
Karen Bloch, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Reuters: Dialysis clinics provide new path for delivery of stockpiled COVID-19 antibody drugs in U.S.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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