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  Friday, April 29, 2022  
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Carrasco elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Nancy Carrasco, Joe C. Davis Professor of Biomedical Science and professor and chair of molecular physiology and biophysics, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as one of its new members.
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WATCH: Diermeier, Balser discuss leading under adversity during pandemic
Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Jeffrey Balser for a candid discussion April 27 about their experiences leading during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Vanderbilt University Board of Trust names new alumni trustee
The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust elected Tim Warnock, BA’84, to a two-year term as alumni trustee at its April 22 meeting. Warnock, an attorney at Loeb & Loeb in Nashville, is the outgoing president of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board.
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Former Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid to speak at Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats
The origins, realities and effects of the world’s most pressing threats are the focus of the inaugural Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats scheduled for May 4-5. The summit will feature a fireside chat with Kersti Kaljulaid, who served as president of the Republic of Estonia from 2016 to 2021.
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Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville headed in the wrong direction
For the first time since the Vanderbilt Poll–Nashville was established in 2015, more than half of respondents say they believe the city is headed in the wrong direction. Davidson County voters are concerned about affordable housing and crime, but give positive marks to Mayor John Cooper and other local leaders.
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NIMH awards $3.4M to Womelsdorf to study how next generation of schizophrenia drugs affects brain networks, cognition
The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded a $3.4 million grant to professor Thilo Womelsdorf to study the underlying mechanisms of action for potential drugs to regulate cognitive function and brain network activity affected in schizophrenia without debilitating side effects.
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Ridner concludes five-year multisite trial to assess lymphedema prevention
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing professor Sheila Ridner recently completed a large randomized trial to assess early detection methods coupled with a prevention intervention for a common side effect of breast cancer treatments—lymphedema.
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Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes Candice Lee
Vanderbilt Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee was inducted into the Huntsville-Madison County (Alabama) Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony held in April.
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Volunteer at Class of 2022 Commencement
Vanderbilt is gearing up for Commencement May 12–13, and your help is needed to celebrate our graduates and their families.
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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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Nominations open for fall 2022 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in research and service to the university and demonstrate Vanderbilt’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence. All faculty are eligible to submit nominations for the four awards to be presented at the 2022 Fall Faculty Assembly. 
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Staff WAVE Council seeking new members
The Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council is seeking new members. Established in January 2019, Staff WAVE works to foster an environment of equity, opportunity, fulfillment and empowerment for all women at Vanderbilt University. Nominations are being accepted through May 7.
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School of Nursing to host conversation with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood
Lauren Underwood, a registered nurse who represents Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, will discuss leadership, nursing and health equity during a virtual conversation with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing leaders on Tuesday, May 17, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. The event is free and will be available via Zoom.
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‘Design Thinking, Upskilling and Experimenting for Career Growth’
May 4
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement for “Design Thinking, Upskilling and Experimenting for Career Growth” on Wednesday, May 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. CT.
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Employee Learning and Engagement Thought Leader Series: ‘Do I Belong Here? Recognizing and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome’ May 5
Join HR Employee Learning and Engagement for the next event in its Thought Leader Series. “Do I Belong Here? Recognizing and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome” with Maureen Gannon, associate dean for faculty development and professor of medicine, will be on Thursday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom.
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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

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

Additional COVID boosters available for certain individuals   

Vanderbilt no longer requires indoor masking in line with latest CDC guidance

Prescription benefit covers over-the-counter COVID-19 tests


Take Note

Yadav’s article selected as a Best Corporate and Securities Article of 2021

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

Applications for Scaling Success Grants due May 4

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Navigating Gender Bias in Professional Communication’ May 11

VKC Conversation Series: ‘Studying the Connection Between Reading Comprehension and Math Word Problem-Solving’
May 16

VERA celebration set for May 24; RSVP by May 16

VERA offers training resources for faculty

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Programs for Talented Youth accepting applications for summer 2022 programs

Making summer plans? Maximize your savings with Abenity employee perks

Move in May with Health Plus: Registration open for Step Challenge and Wellness Bingo

Enroll now in Health Plus’ Control is the Goal blood pressure management program

Adult research participants needed for sound sensitivity study

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

Security Notice: Sexual assault


Coming Up

· APR ·
  2022 Engineering Design Days
· MAY ·
  Registration open for VICC annual Scientific Retreat
· MAY ·
  ‘The Big Quit: How Do I Keep My People?’
· MAY ·
  ‘Compliance Fundamentals: Manager Responsibilities at Vanderbilt’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Verge: The Amazon Labor Union beat a behemoth—can it keep winning?
Dan Cornfield, professor of sociology, is quoted.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Education professors react to divisive-concept laws
Rich Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of leadership, policy and organizations, and Markuan Tigney Jr., a graduate student, are quoted.
Forbes: Here are the 28 Andrew Carnegie Fellows for 2022
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law and director of Vanderbilt’s Climate Change Research Network, is featured.
MarketWatch: Opinion: It looks like nothing will stop Elon Musk from owning Twitter
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Indy100: Twitter employee ‘almost threw up’ when they found out Elon Musk was taking over
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Chair in Excellence and professor of law, is quoted.
JSTOR Daily: How an unrealized art show created an archive of Black women’s art
Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of history of art and architecture, is quoted.
News Nation: Are efforts to keep candidates off ballots examples of too much party control?
Carrie Russell, principal senior lecturer in political science and assistant dean of undergraduate education, is quoted.
CNN: The pandemic is not over for the parents of youngest kids
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Intercept: The $287 million pipeline no one needed? How Spire’s ambitions almost left St. Louis without heat
Jim Rossi, Judge D. L. Lansden Professor of Law, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Kidney disease rates grow and barriers to care remain
Julia Lewis, professor of medicine, is quoted.
Health Leaders: Workplace awareness of autism is growing, but there’s still room for inclusivity
Tim Vogus, Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management and professor of organizational studies, is quoted.
Lawfare: Giving Russian assets to Ukraine—freezing is not seizing
Ingrid Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Professor of International Law, is quoted.
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