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  Friday, May 20, 2022  
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Vanderbilt School of Nursing launches Tennessee’s first master of nursing degree
In response to nationwide deficits of registered nurses, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is launching a four-semester Masters in Nursing program. The program is open to people with a bachelor’s degree in other fields and will begin in spring 2023.
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Lea named 2022 Searle Scholar, wins $300K to pursue research on effect of early-life environments on human health
Amanda Lea, assistant professor of biological sciences, has been named a 2022 Searle Scholar, an honor bestowed on 15 exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. Lea will receive $300,000 in flexible funding to support her work over the next three years.
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Spring Staff Assembly is May 23
All Vanderbilt University staff are invited to attend the Spring Staff Assembly, either in person or virtually, to celebrate university staff and their many contributions to the university’s mission.
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Postdoc Awards ceremony is May 24
Vanderbilt will celebrate its community of 450 postdoctoral fellows, who play a key role in advancing the university’s globally renowned research projects, on Tuesday, May 24, at 4 p.m. in Alumni Hall. All are invited to attend.
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Internal teaching grant applications for spring 2022 available
Applications are open for two internal funding programs, the Educational Advancement Fund and the Course Improvement Grant, designed to support excellence in the classroom through continued pedagogical advancement and long-term educational transformation. The deadline to submit for the upcoming second round has been extended to Friday, May 20.
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Attend ‘AI and Machine Learning in Biomedical Research’ on May 24
Biomedical researchers with expertise in data science will discuss the impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on biomedical research, how it is being used for new and paradigm-shifting discoveries, as well as ethical concerns on Tuesday, May 24, from noon to 1 p.m. CT.
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Learn about Vanderbilt’s Employee Education Assistance Program June 8
Vanderbilt University staff interested in continuing their education or pursuing additional degrees can learn about the Employee Education Assistance Program during a panel discussion on Wednesday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to noon CT via Zoom.
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Submit proposals for new Employee Affinity Groups through June 15
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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Take VUIT Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey for chance to win $100 Amazon gift card 
Vanderbilt IT has released a Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey. Your responses will help VUIT shape and improve its IT service offerings. The survey should take less than five minutes to complete, and you can submit answers anonymously. 
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‘Business of VU’ preparing for sixth cohort this fall
The Business of VU program is preparing to welcome its sixth cohort in fall 2022. Learn more about the program, and apply now for participation this fall.
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Campus hydro-drilling and soil boring project underway
As part of a multiyear central utility infrastructure project, a hydro-excavation project on campus is currently underway. The work will occur from May 16 to June 10, beginning on Children’s Way extending down 25th Avenue to Jess Neely Drive and Vanderbilt Place.
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Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering graduate trainee program now accepting applications
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.


COVID-19 Updates

Vanderbilt announces closure of COVID-19 testing center during summer 2022

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

Additional COVID boosters available for certain individuals   


Take Note

Campus Dining participates in team-building, volunteer activity for VCH

‘CliftonStrengths for VU Employees’ is May 25

Webinar on NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research is June 14

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Call for proposals: 2023 Sanofi Innovation Awards (iAwards)

Commons houses to undergo furniture, flooring upgrades this summer

Share your thoughts on traveling through downtown for mobility and transit improvements 

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Employee Education Assistance Program to expedite tuition reimbursements

Making summer plans? Maximize your savings with Abenity employee perks

Occupational Health offers telehealth services for faculty, staff, postdocs

Research study seeking subjects ages 8–20 with neurofibromatosis

Adult research participants needed for sound sensitivity study

Children 8 and older with or without autism sought for research study on emotions, physical sensations


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization path
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
The New Statesman: Invasion of Ukraine forces a reckoning for the Orthodox world
Kathryn David, Mellon Assistant Professor of German, Russian and East European Studies, authored this piece.
The Conversation:  Zinc is a metal essential to life—scientists have discovered a protein that helps keep cells alive when zinc levels are low
Postdoctoral scholars Andy Weiss and Caitlin Murdoch authored this piece.
The Guardian: What are Elon Musk’s options in the Twitter takeover deal?
Morgan Ricks, professor of law, is quoted.
Popular Science: These weird marine critters paved the way for the ‘Cambrian explosion’ of species
Simon Darroch, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Black Information Network: The hidden cost of ‘Brown v. Board of Education’ on Black educators
Rich Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of education, is quoted.
Biocompare: Flow cytometry in multi-omics analysis
Jonathan Irish, associate professor of cell and developmental biology, and Rebecca Ihrie, associate professor of cell and developmental biology, are quoted.
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News: First chaperone family to load zinc on client metalloproteins identified
Eric Skaar, Ernest W. Goodpasture Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, is quoted.
Kaiser Health News: ‘That’s just part of aging’: Long COVID symptoms are often overlooked in seniors
James Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Post: On the Move: 17 May 2022
Katie Davis, assistant professor of radiology and radiological sciences, is mentioned.
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