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  Wednesday, June 15, 2022  
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Thirteen faculty named 2022 Chancellor Faculty Fellows
Thirteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2022 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.
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Three Vanderbilt biomedical researchers named 2022 Pew Scholars
Mariana Byndloss, assistant professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, and William Wan, assistant professor of biochemistry, have been named 2022 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust have selected Alexander Bick, assistant professor of genetic medicine, to join the 2022 class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research. 
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Degrafinreid named president and CEO of Leadership Tennessee
Alfred Degrafinreid II, associate vice chancellor in Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations, has been named president and chief executive officer of Leadership Tennessee, a statewide cross-sector community leadership program. Degrafinreid will assume the role on July 1.
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Vanderbilt Humphrey Fellow witnesses human toll of war in Ukraine, hopes for peace as atrocities continue
Former Ukrainian government minister Anna Novosad is creating educational opportunities for those navigating life in a war zone. She will share her experiences at a June 23 virtual event open to the Vanderbilt community.
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Vanderbilt rocket team earns 2022 NASA Student Launch project award
The Vanderbilt rocket team has won the coveted NASA Student Launch Project Review Award for best documentation of a project’s progress through 2021-22.
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Do your part to help conserve energy during heat wave
With temperatures expected to reach over 100 degrees in the Nashville area, the Vanderbilt University Facilities Department is asking faculty, staff and students to help reduce energy consumption over the next two weeks.
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WATCH: Vanderbilt community invited to honor Juneteenth with faculty discussion and celebration
In celebration of Juneteenth at Vanderbilt, the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center offer opportunities to honor and celebrate Juneteenth.   
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Last day to submit proposals for new Employee Affinity Groups
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is requesting proposals for Employee Affinity Groups for 2022–23. Employee Affinity Groups are employee-led and -facilitated groups formed around interests, backgrounds, identities and common bonds.
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Vanderbilt University Real Estate launches new website
The Vanderbilt University Real Estate office has launched a new website to provide insight into the office as well as its mission and properties.
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Final day to apply for Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering graduate trainee program
Applications are open through June 15 for the Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering graduate trainee program. The NISE program engages students across STEM disciplines in the development, deployment and commercialization of future of work at the human technology frontier (FW-HTF) approaches and devices that support neurodiverse individuals, and/or that are inspired by their abilities.
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HR Employee Learning and Engagement summer series: ‘Psychological Safety Beyond the Buzzword’
HR Employee Learning and Engagement will offer a new learning series this summer: “Psychological Safety Beyond the Buzzword: A Practical 4-Part Series for Teams.” The series offers an inside look at how managers, leaders and their teams can enhance team culture.


COVID-19 Updates

Office of Global Safety provides community resources amid COVID-19 travel advisory updates

Additional COVID boosters available for certain individuals   


Take Note

Youth with autism perform ‘The Year of the Ladybug’ June 17–18

Hosting a youth program on campus? Here are 6 reminders for summer 2022

Research IT Resources Guide launched to support IT needs of researchers

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Sloan Research Fellowships

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Searle Scholars Program

Applications requested for 2022–23 Stephen Voland Neuro-oncology Research Award

Help Metro Parks design the Charlotte Corridor Rail-with-Greenway

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Food trucks return to VUMC campus Wednesdays in June

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza on Thursdays

Register for Health Plus’ TASTE 2022

Nutrition Corner: Practice smart snacking

Win prizes with Health Plus’ ‘Spring into Summer’ activities

Work/Life Connections–EAP offers guidance on coping with senseless tragedies


Coming Up

· JUN ·
  VPA hosts ‘Speak Easy’ talk series to help postdocs tell their scientific story
· JUN ·
  ‘The War in Ukraine and the Role of Education’
· JUN ·
  ‘Helpful vs. Harmful: Ways to Manage Your Emotions’


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Vanderbilt in the News
University Post (University of Copenhagen): The university’s culture of critical debate is stronger than the Chicago principles
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier’s recent presentation on principled neutrality to the Danish Parliament is mentioned.
The Hechinger Report: Rethinking claims of racial bias in special education
Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez, associate professor of special education, is quoted.
Politico: Moscow blasted for sending Ukrainians to firing squad
Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law, is quoted.
Today: Are you dehydrated? Look for these 9 signs
Corey Slovis, professor of emergency medicine, is quoted.
Newsy: Cancer treatment trial hailed as ‘breakthrough’
Cathy Eng, David H. Johnson Professor of Surgical and Medical Oncology, is quoted.
CleanTechnica: Now mobilizing against gun violence: Scientists and public health professionals
The research of Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science, is cited.
CNN: U.S. will end COVID-19 testing requirement for air travelers entering the country
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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