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  Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022  
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WATCH: Faculty spring 2022 town hall
Vanderbilt University campus leaders hosted a virtual town hall to share updates with faculty about the university’s plans for the spring semester, including its COVID-19 operations and community support resources. Questions not addressed during the town hall will be answered on the Health and Safety Protocols website by next week. Please note that a few minutes of the recording were not captured as a result of technical difficulties.
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Poet Nikky Finney to speak at virtual keynote event for 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day; register now
Renowned poet, professor and author Nikky Finney will deliver a keynote address as part of Vanderbilt University’s 2022 commemoration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Finney is scheduled to speak Jan. 17 as part of a virtual program that will begin with a vigil and include remarks by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier.
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Vanderbilt joins TSU, Meharry and the Congregational Health and Education Network on $4M NIH grant to address social factors in health
Sharon Jones, assistant professor of nursing, and David G. Schlundt, associate professor of psychology, are participating in a collaborative research project to address health disparities and advance health equity in Nashville.
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Nominations open for eighth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows
The nomination window is now open for the eighth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The Chancellor Faculty Fellows program invests in newly tenured faculty at a critical point in their scholarly careers.
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Finance Fundamentals continues in 2022 offering finance-related education for faculty
The Division of Finance, in partnership with the Office of Faculty Affairs, will offer the faculty educational initiative “Finance Fundamentals” beginning Jan. 19. The series provides opportunities for faculty to learn about and discuss financial and administrative tools and resources useful in navigating policies, processes and procedures that support operations and research at Vanderbilt.
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Bishop Michael Bruce Curry and Jon Meacham to discuss religion and politics tomorrow
The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will discuss the intersection of religion and politics in the U.S. during a Jan. 13 discussion hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy and Vanderbilt Divinity School.
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National Black Nurses Association president to deliver MLK Commemorative Lecture Jan. 17
Martha A. Dawson, president of the National Black Nurses Association, will present the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Monday, Jan. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and Vanderbilt School of Medicine, this year’s MLK Day lecture will be held virtually via Zoom.
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Health experts to discuss COVID perspectives and vaccination hesitancy
The School of Nursing will host a webinar featuring a panel of public health and prevention experts on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. CT to discuss “COVID Perspectives, Values and Vaccination Hesitancy.” The event is free, but registration is required.
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EDI Taskforce on Belonging to conduct focus groups with VU community
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce on Belonging invites all faculty, staff and students to participate in a series of focus groups to assist in the development of an instrument for measuring a sense of belonging among Vanderbilt University community members.
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Give the gift of learning by joining Vanderbilt partnership to tutor Metro Nashville Public Schools students
Vanderbilt community members looking for a way to share the gift of learning with children in Metro Nashville Public Schools are invited to join the more than 150 Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff who are already part of the “Accelerating Scholars” online tutoring program. Sign-ups to volunteer are open now through Jan. 17.
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HR Employee Learning and Engagement launches small group life design series for employees
A new offering from HR Employee Learning and Engagement invites VU employees to explore how they can apply design thinking to their lives and careers.
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Upskill your new year with HR Employee Learning and Engagement
Do any of your new year’s resolutions involve “upskilling” or relate to your career or professional development? The HR Employee Learning and Engagement team invites you to participate in at least one learning experience this semester.   


COVID-19 Updates

6 tips for managing omicron anxiety

Office of Global Safety shares CDC guidance for travelers returning to U.S.

Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson booster shots available to Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff and postdocs

COVID-19 vaccination leave available for employees accompanying children to get vaccinated

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center produces videos on COVID-19 vaccine and individuals with intellectual disability


Take Note

Law School’s Fitzpatrick receives 2022 Civil Justice Scholarship Award

Nominate a faculty or staff member for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Enneagram Workshop’
Jan. 13

Caregiver stress and burnout to be discussed Jan. 19

Raising children in a digital world topic of Parenting Group meeting Jan. 20

Babies and You meets
Jan. 20

‘It’s OK not to be OK’ topic of Jan. 20 talk

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Vanishing Half’ March 2

Registration for spring semester of VKC Virtual Reading Clinic now open

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Henry Luce Foundation American Art Exhibition Competition

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Covenant Foundation Grants

Alcohol drinkers sought for research study

Participants sought for study on consumption of nuts to reduce abdominal obesity, metabolic risk

Study seeks African American adults for Alzheimer’s disease storytelling research


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  VICB presents: University of Massachusetts’ Lynmarie Thompson
· JAN ·
  Vanderbilt Brain Institute presents: ‘Rethinking General Anesthesia’
· JAN ·
  ‘Compliance Fundamentals: Manager Responsibilities at Vanderbilt’
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Vanderbilt in the News
Scientific American: Citizen militias in the U.S. are moving toward more violent extremism
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, authored this piece.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt Divinity receives $1 million for alternative ministry program
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted.
The New York Times: ‘People need to be reminded about flu’
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Yahoo! News: How you can hear omicron in young children
Buddy Creech, Edie Carrell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Newsweek: COVID patient tried to sneak ivermectin Into hospital, found in stuffed animal
Parul Goyal, assistant professor of clinical medicine, is quoted.
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