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  Monday, June 14, 2021  
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Vanderbilt advances to College World Series
The Commodores beat East Carolina 4-1 on Saturday at Hawkins Field to win their Super Regional and advance to the College World Series. Vanderbilt, national champions in 2014 and 2019, will be one of eight teams playing for a national title starting June 18 in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Faculty share importance of Juneteenth; events hosted throughout the week
Leading up to Vanderbilt’s annual observance of Juneteenth, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion André L. Churchwell hosted a discussion with the Reverend James M. Lawson Professor of History Dennis C. Dickerson and Associate Professor of History Brandon Byrd about this important date in history.
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Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 communications efforts recognized with top industry award
Vanderbilt University has been honored with the Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil Award—one of the highest national honors in the communications industry—in recognition of the “Anchor Down. Step Up.” campaign. In addition, Vanderbilt was recognized with an Award of Excellence from PRSA for “Best Organizational Pivot” in overcoming COVID-19 communications challenges.
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Chancellor to host virtual event on sustainability and climate change tomorrow
Members of the campus community are invited to attend a virtual event to learn more about the future of climate change and how Vanderbilt will play a unique role in identifying and modeling solutions. The event on Tuesday, June 15, begins at 12:15 p.m. CT.  
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Graduate student co-leads efforts to repurpose approved medications for pregnant women and children
Vanderbilt doctoral student Anup Challa has been tapped to co-lead a team of researchers and patient advocates to identify areas across the world in need of health care for pregnant women and infants. Challa will serve as the new chair of the Special Populations Coordinating Committee for the CURE Drug Repurposing Collaboratory.
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New study finds community activists in Brazil’s favelas play a critical role in combatting COVID-19
A Vanderbilt co-authored study of Brazilian responses to COVID-19 offers insight on the merits of social medicine while challenging widely held assumptions about traditional public health models.
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Discussion on the origins of life featuring cross-section of Vanderbilt academics set for June 17
How do academics with diverse areas of expertise view the origins of life? A June 17 virtual discussion hosted by the School of Medicine Basic Sciences will bring together perspectives from single-cell biology, theology, space and time and metaphysical philosophy to explore the unique and common understandings among the fields.
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Nashville medical leaders to discuss racial health disparities and possible solutions June 18
Local health experts will explore health disparities and inequities in the Nashville community and how these issues can be addressed during a virtual event on Friday, June 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT.  Hosted by Vanderbilt, “Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Nashville: An Update” is free and open to the public. 
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Vanderbilt political scientists discuss shifts in U.S. Congress with longtime North Carolina Rep. David Price
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a virtual discussion June 28 about the evolution of the U.S. Congress and how to find issues of common ground in a time of polarization. The discussion will feature current U.S. Rep. David Price and Vanderbilt political scientists Alan Wiseman and Larry Bartels. 
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Celebrate PRIDE at Vanderbilt
Explore upcoming events and resources as part of Vanderbilt University’s PRIDE celebration.
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Submit your tuition benefit application for fall 2021 now
The EdAssist portal is now available for submitting fall 2021 tuition benefit applications, including dependent tuition applications.
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Vanderbilt Eye Institute now a DeltaVision provider; claims covered effective Jan. 1, 2021
Vanderbilt Eye Institute is now a provider in Vanderbilt University’s DeltaVision network. Any employee who visited the Vanderbilt Eye Institute beginning Jan. 1, 2021, will be contacted by DeltaVision as their claim is reprocessed.


Take Note

University will host free walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics for faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows 

COVID-19 vaccinations now available for 12–15-year-olds through VUMC

REDCap ‘News You Can Use’ series launches June 15

‘Estate Planning: Essential Legal Documents’ June 16

VKC Community Lecture: ‘Learning How Children on the Autism Spectrum Process Sensory Information’ June 17

Nashville Jazz Workshop and Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy host Juneteenth Jazz and Art Live Experience June 19

Employee Learning and Engagement launches professional development workshops

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center SPORE in Breast Cancer funding opportunity

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 NEH Summer Stipends

Win big with Health Plus’ Spring into Summer weigh-ins and step challenge

Learn about Diabetes Prevention Program at upcoming sessions

Join Health Plus’ Babies and You prenatal education program

Become a Health Plus Wellness Commodore


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Vanderbilt in the News
Chattanooga Times Free Press: 59 percent of registered Tennessee voters oppose Gov. Lee’s new permitless handgun-carry law, poll shows
The results of the latest Vanderbilt Poll–Statewide are highlighted.
Associated Press: U.S. vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Newsweek: Social media companies, fact checkers shrug off Wuhan lab leak embarrassment
Lisa Fazio, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
Bloomberg: The world’s food supply has never been more vulnerable
Amanda Little, writer-in-residence in English, authored this piece.
U.S. News & World Report: ‘Laughing gas’ shows promise against tough-to-treat depression
Steven Hollon, professor of psychology and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Social and Natural Sciences, is quoted.
Consumer Reports: Safe summer activities for kids during the pandemic
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Medscape: Patients and clinicians alike support virtual prenatal care
Karampreet Kauer, a Vanderbilt School of Medicine student, is quoted.
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