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  Monday, Feb. 27, 2023  
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President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton convene student leaders to drive action at 2023 CGI University meeting at Vanderbilt March 3–5
Today President Bill Clinton, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton announced more participants and programming for the Clinton Global Initiative University 2023 annual meeting, scheduled for March 3–5 at Vanderbilt University. CGI U’s 15th annual meeting’s theme is “Homecoming: Strengthening Community, Leadership and Action.”
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Next Faculty Senate meeting is March 2
All Vanderbilt faculty are invited to attend the next Faculty Senate meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 2, from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. Voting members (elected senators and deans) are expected to attend in person on the second floor of the Faculty Commons Building.  
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VU, VUMC work together to prepare grant proposals for NIH S10 programs
Over the past five years, Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have collectively received more than $15 million to purchase cutting-edge instruments through National Institutes of Health S10 programs that support path-breaking research and innovation for hundreds of Vanderbilt researchers. Pre-proposals for these NIH programs are currently being accepted.
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Vanderbilt and Fisk partner again to offer new postdoctoral fellowships
The Graduate School and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has partnered with Fisk University to create a groundbreaking new postdoctoral fellowship program that will help recent Vanderbilt Ph.D. graduates build their teaching and scholarship portfolios, receive mentoring from faculty at both institutions, and allow time for publishing from their dissertation or preparing other research papers.
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Form 1095-C available March 3 online at My VU Benefits
Form 1095-C is a tax form required by the Affordable Care Act. The ACA requires large employers, such as Vanderbilt, with 50 or more full-time employees to offer health insurance to their workers. Form 1095-C allows the Internal Revenue Service to confirm Vanderbilt’s compliance with the coverage and affordability provisions of the ACA and assists Vanderbilt employees in preparing to file their 2022 tax returns.
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Nominations open for annual postdoc awards
Each spring the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association recognize postdocs and their mentors who demonstrate excellence in research, service, mentorship and a commitment to the postdoc community. The deadline to submit nominations for this year’s awards is Feb. 27.
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Climate-smart jobs and clean economy topic of Smart Jobs Summit Feb. 28
Climate change is a major driver of job creation in the Southeast and around the world. Vanderbilt University will host a discussion about the growth of the clean economy and smart jobs in the region on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.
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Women’s History Month event series begins March 1
Vanderbilt University will celebrate Women’s History Month beginning Wednesday, March 1, with a series of events hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. The center has collaborated with numerous campus partners to organize events around the theme “Women Who Tell Our Stories,” which aims to celebrate the struggles and achievements of all women from every background.
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Reminder: Complete annual cybersecurity training by March 3
The Office of Cybersecurity needs your help reaching 100 percent completion of the Foundational Cybersecurity Training to protect the institution’s reputation and comply with evolving regulations. Training must be completed by Friday, March 3.
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Latest ‘ON THE HILL’ government relations report available
Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations has published the 10th issue of its ON THE HILL government relations report. The biannual report summarizes Vanderbilt’s activities over the past six months at the federal, state and local levels of government.
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Annual Conflict of Interest disclosure campaign launches March 7 for faculty, staff and postdocs
The Office of Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Management and the Office of the General Counsel announce that the annual conflict disclosure campaign for faculty, staff and postdocs will launch on Tuesday, March 7.
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Frist Center seeking applications for new fellows, affiliates
The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation has announced its 2023 call for membership, which allows Vanderbilt faculty and staff to apply to become affiliates or fellows of the center. Applications are due by March 15.
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Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center seeks nominations for 2023 awards
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women. The deadline to submit nominations is Tuesday, Feb. 28.
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REGISTER: Former U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan to discuss civil discourse in the disinformation age Feb. 28
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, who represented Ohio’s 13th Congressional District for 20 years, will visit Vanderbilt to discuss his efforts to work across party lines at an event hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. This in-person-only event will be in Wilson Hall, Room 103.


Health & Safety Updates

Gain wider access to mental health support through new provider Lyra

Davidson County COVID community level low

VU community encouraged to practice healthy behaviors; new omicron-specific boosters available


Take Note

Transition Tennessee seeking career, technical education teachers to complete survey by March 1

NIH director to discuss sexual and gender minority research March 9

Pre-proposals now being accepted for 2023 NIH S10 Shared and High-end Instrumentation Grants

NEW DEADLINE: Submit sustainability-related photos to citywide contest on environmental success and opportunity by Feb. 28

HR Employee Learning and Engagement to host monthly refresh: Mini-sessions for reflecting, setting goals and making progress

Celebrate International Women’s Day with #IamRemarkable workshop

VUSM Simpson Deans’ Lecture: ‘Experiences and Reflections on Medical Education in Sub-Saharan Africa’ March 6

Applications open for ASPIRE postdoctoral research fellowship to support path to entrepreneurship

Work-Life Workshop: ‘How Boundaries Protect You and Your Energy’ March 2

Data Science Institute to host Women in Data Science Conference March 7

Faculty, staff invited to learn about inner workings of campus at Facilities University

Report 2022 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

Fauchet urges Congress to support engineering education and research


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  HR Employee Learning and Engagement to host part one of ‘Way of Work’ series Feb. 28
· MAR ·
  HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘Say Yes to Leadership’ March 2
· MAR ·
  HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘CliftonStrengths for Leaders’ March 7
· MAR ·
  ‘Confronting Hate: Antisemitism and Racism’ panel is March 28


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Wall Street Journal: Atlanta ‘cop city’ cases test use of domestic-terrorism charges against protesters
Samar Ali, research professor of political science and law and co-chair of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, is quoted.
Nature: ‘Golden tickets’ on the cards for NSF grant reviewers
Karl Zelik, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Reducing racial discrimination in auto lending is an easy fix
Research by Mark Cohen, professor of economics and strategy, is cited.
AARP: Seven warning signs of sepsis
Wesley Self, associate professor of emergency medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessee Tribune: Mid-South Innovation Summit celebrating Vanderbilt’s initiatives
Charleson Bell, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Health Care Notes: Rate of uninsured children causes concern
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Healthline: COVID-19 pandemic: A three-year retrospective on masks, vaccines and immunity
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
PillarQ: Archaeologists and data scientists team up to unearth ancient building practices
Markus Eberl, associate professor of anthropology, and Jesse Spencer-Smith, professor of the practice of computer science, are quoted. Charreau Bell, assistant professor of the practice of computer science, is mentioned.
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