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  Monday, Oct. 17, 2022  
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Discovery Vanderbilt initiative to catalyze university’s transformative research and discovery
Discovery Vanderbilt, announced today by Provost C. Cybele Raver, builds upon Opportunity Vanderbilt and Destination Vanderbilt by committing major resources to dramatically increase faculty, student and staff engagement and success in pursuing bold new ideas through disciplined, rigorous inquiry.
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A major new investment in faculty research and discovery
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver shares a message with faculty about Discovery Vanderbilt, a major new investment in the university’s capacity for research and innovation.
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Discovery Vanderbilt: Capitalizing on our university’s momentum in research and innovation
Discovery Vanderbilt will further catalyze the engagement, reach and impact of scholars’ cutting-edge work across all of the university’s schools and colleges. Here’s a look back at three moments that serve as proof points for how the university has demonstrated its ambition and ability to succeed in the targeted outcomes of the initiative: engagement, reach and funding. 
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Carpenter, Monteggia and Rathmell elected to National Academy of Medicine
Christopher Carpenter, Lisa M. Monteggia and W. Kimryn Rathmell have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine for their major contributions to the advancement of medical science, health care and public policy.
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Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, partners launch Vanderbilt Innovation Ambassadors Program
The Vanderbilt Innovation Ambassadors Program is an initiative to provide Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers with better peer-delivered access to assistance and information about innovation and entrepreneurship on campus.
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Bowden receives NIH funding to develop point-of-care detection of jaundice in newborns
Audrey Bowden, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow and associate professor of biomedical and electrical engineering, has won a grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to develop a novel noninvasive smartphone-integrated device to provide accurate, point-of-care detection of jaundice in newborns of all skin tones.
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REGISTER: ‘The News Media’s Role on Election Night’
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a live event to shed light on the mechanics and nuance of network election calls. The event will be on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.   
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Open Enrollment starts today 
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to elect the benefits that best meet the needs of you and your family. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment for calendar year 2023 benefits. 


Take Note

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Healing Through Art Gallery Night is Nov. 8; submissions due Oct. 21

Faculty and staff invited to join Military and Veterans Employee Affinity Group

Making mental health your priority  

Final weeks of Go for the Gold; deadline is Oct. 31


Coming Up

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  Barney Graham, distinguished Vanderbilt alumnus and COVID-19 scientific leader, to speak
· OCT ·
  Annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture
· OCT ·
  New Vanderbilt Staff Mentorship Program to enhance employee experience
· OCT ·
  Employee Learning and Engagement presents ‘Uniquely You at Work’
· OCT ·
  World on Wednesdays: ‘The Floods in Pakistan’


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Vanderbilt in the News
ABC News: Is Social Security on the GOP’s ‘chopping block’ as Biden claims? Experts weigh in
Frank Bloch, professor of law, emeritus, is quoted.
Fortune: Vanderbilt MBA salaries hit a record high—grads see $170K-plus starting pay packages
Emily Anderson, senior director of the Owen Graduate School of Management’s Career Management Center, is quoted.
Today: A new COVID surge could hit the U.S. soon following European wave
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Insider: How many steps you need each day to prevent weight gain, according to a new study
The research of Evan Brittain, associate professor of medicine, is cited.
Bloomberg Law: Individual merger suits replacing class action in strategy shift
The research of Randall Thomas, John S. Beasley II Professor and professor of law, is cited.
La Nacion: Hybrid animals: The fascinating crossing of species that resulted in ligers, zebrals and wolfdogs
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of biological sciences, is quoted.
The Tennessean: How Hispanic students at Vanderbilt and Belmont are building community
Celso Castilho, associate professor of history and director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies, and sophomores Cesar Palacios and Salwa Daouk are quoted.
The Tennessean: Q&A: What helps drive Christian nationalism? Collective narcissism, author argues
Dave Verhaagen, adjunct assistant professor of psychology, is quoted.
Raleigh News & Observer: Replay: Epic Games and Apple to face off in second hearing. Here’s what to know.
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Commercial Appeal: Memphis police and policymakers are not connected and that’s bad for citizens
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor, professor of sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Poets & Quants: How Vanderbilt Owen got marketing down to a science
Jennifer Escalas, Dean Samuel B. and Evelyn R. Richmond Professor and professor of marketing, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Lethal injection isn’t a medical procedure. Stop involving medical professionals
Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor and professor of medicine, authored this piece.
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