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  Friday, Dec. 9, 2022  
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Michael R. King named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Vanderbilt University engineering professor Michael R. King has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
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Student-athletes’ outreach at local elementary school featured on ‘Today’
NBC’s Today show recently spotlighted the VandyBoys’ community outreach at Nashville’s Eakin Elementary School.
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2022 Vanderbilt Divinity School and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named
An influential leader in the inclusion of arts in theological education and a Triple ’Dore who is devoted to fostering excellence in the academic study of religion have been selected as the 2022 Vanderbilt Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion Distinguished Alumni/ae.
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Lubinski, Benbow awarded ‘Gifted Child Quarterly’ Paper of the Year
The National Association for Gifted Children has recognized David Lubinski, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology, and Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, with the Gifted Child Quarterly Paper of the Year award.
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Ince joins VU as director of research and innovation public partnerships
Cara Ince, a Nashville native and Vanderbilt alumna with extensive government experience, joined the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation as director of research and innovation public partnerships in November.
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Nominations open for spring 2023 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which demonstrate the university’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence. All faculty are eligible to submit nominations, which are due Tuesday, Dec. 20.
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Turkey Toss is Dec. 16; sign up to volunteer now
Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and postdocs are invited to participate in Turkey Toss 2022 on Friday, Dec. 16. This year’s Turkey Toss will be a hybrid event.
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Reevaluate your needs with updated parking calculator; apply for daily parking by Dec. 20 for January garage access
Commuting needs change over time. MoveVU’s updated parking calculator, with the added feature of specifying your number of weeks on campus, can help determine which parking option may be best for you.
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IRS increases 2023 contribution limits; maximize your benefits today
The IRS has increased the overall contribution limit for 2023. Maximize your retirement savings and health savings account by changing your contribution amounts.  
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Review your personal information in preparation for W-2s 
As the end of the year approaches, the Payroll Department encourages you to review your personal information to ensure your W-2 will be accurate.
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Reminder: New employee wellness and mental health programs start January 2023
Vanderbilt University is transitioning to new wellness and mental health programs for its employees in January 2023. The new programs, which are part of a wider investment in the health of faculty, staff and postdocs, will expand service offerings and make resources available to employees’ families.
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Vanderbilt launches online holiday gift guide; shop now
Let the online Vanderbilt Holiday Gift Guide be your one-stop shop for treating everyone on your “nice” list this season.


Health & Safety Updates

Davidson County COVID community level low

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


Take Note

William T. Grant Foundation President Adam Gamoran to discuss equity and youth in social research Dec. 8–9

Frist Center for Autism and Innovation to be featured on NPR’s ‘This Is Nashville’
Dec. 12

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Nashville Predators Foundation Helper Grants

Faculty, staff, students and alumni invited to submit proposals for spring cycle of Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial Grant

Employee Critical Support Fund to provide expanded services and funding; support the fund through AmazonSmile, Kroger Community Awards 

Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery image collection now available on Wikimedia

MLAS spring and summer 2023 course offerings announced

Law School announces new online master of legal studies with staff scholarship

Participants sought for study on consumption of nuts to reduce abdominal fat, metabolic syndrome

Participants needed for family-centered diet study

Participants sought for brain-based learning enhancement research

Study seeks participants for brain-based reading comprehension enhancement research

Security Notice: Advisory


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  Master of Public Health program information session
· DEC ·
  Wellons to give Flexner Deans’ Lecture
· DEC ·
  Skype services
will end
· DEC ·
  Diermeier announces paid administrative closure days Dec. 21-22 to precede winter break
· JAN ·
  Data Science Institute offers AI Winter Intensive Workshop Jan. 3–6


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Slate: Why Sam Bankman-Fried isn’t in jail yet
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Bloomberg Law: TikTok music lawsuits fire warning shots to brands, influencers
Joseph Fishman, professor of law, is quoted.
NBC News: Drug deaths among pregnant women hit a record high
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
USA Today: Doctors warn flu season is ‘fierce’ and is getting worse. Here’s what to know.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Fortune: Scientists are partnering with Nissan, GM and Toyota to break up those annoying ‘phantom’ traffic jams using AI and cruise control
A Vanderbilt research study to examine the effects of human-caused traffic jams is featured.
Los Angeles Times: Depression and anxiety in kids and teens: What are the signs?
Judy Garber, professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
The Atlantic: Herschel Walker is an American tragedy
Caroline Randall Williams, writer-in-residence in medicine, health and society, authored this piece.
Bloomberg: Long ICU stays lead to extended misery for many COVID survivors
Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: What is the candida diet?
Heidi Silver, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: How Vanderbilt and Nashville Superspeedway will offer students behind-the-scenes look at NASCAR
Cherrie Wilkerson, professor of the practice of finance, is quoted.
The Atlantic: COVID science Is moving backwards
James Crowe, Ann Scott Carell Professor and University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Pediatrics and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, is quoted.
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