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  Monday, Dec. 13, 2021  
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University resources available following strong storms and tornadoes
Vice Chancellor Eric Kopstain and Vice Provosts Tracey George and G.L. Black shared a message to detail the resources available to Vanderbilt community members following the strong storms and tornadoes that moved through the region over the weekend.
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Antibodies discovered at Vanderbilt for prevention of COVID-19 granted FDA emergency use authorization
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization Dec. 8 to the global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for a long-acting antibody combination that protects against COVID-19, discovered last year at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
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Final day for nominations for spring 2022 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations close Dec. 13 for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which demonstrate the university’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.
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Now open: Application portals for Seeding Success and Scaling Success internal funding programs, virtual town hall registration
The application portals for the new Scaling Success Grant and the Seeding Success Grant are now open. For more information on the application processes for these faculty internal funding programs, register to join a virtual town hall with Vice Provost Padma Raghavan and Research Development and Support staff on Jan. 12 at 10 a.m.
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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Connecting to public networks and devices
Although the free Wi-Fi at coffee shops, malls, airports and other public spaces may be convenient, a lack of security controls can put users at risk of an attack. Learn some actions you can take when accessing public Wi-Fi.
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Vanderbilt Public Safety seeks feedback through community survey
Vanderbilt University Public Safety is requesting feedback from community members on service and satisfaction. The short survey will allow the VU community to provide feedback about safety enhancements, programming, ideas for further improvement and safety concerns.
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Turkey Toss 2021 set for Friday
Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars are invited to participate in Turkey Toss 2021 on Friday, Dec. 17, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The drive-through event will take place in Lot 5A at the corner of 21st Avenue South and Terrace Place.
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VU employees can get free tickets to Vanderbilt basketball in December
In the spirit of the holiday season, Vanderbilt Athletics is offering free basketball tickets as a thank you to all Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and postdocs for their hard work within the campus community.
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10th Annual Surgery, Intervention and Engineering Symposium features expert in AI-powered computational cardiology
Learn about artificial intelligence and how developing a “digital twin” for the heart has improved human health during the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering annual symposium on Dec. 15.
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Learn about beer’s role in biomedical research with Vanderbilt experts and alumni
Vanderbilt alumni and the founders of Jackalope Brewing Co. and Yazoo Brewing Co. will join Vanderbilt researchers for a Dec. 16 virtual discussion about beer and fermentation science.
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Prepare for upcoming email security enhancement
Vanderbilt University will implement an email security enhancement in January 2022. Users of email campaigns will need to move to the university’s MyEmma solution in order to ensure their messages continue to be delivered.
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Human Resources to launch new, comprehensive HR|Anchored newsletter
Human Resources announces HR|Anchored, a new monthly newsletter. The Human Resources team has thoughtfully designed the newsletter to keep faculty and staff informed about all things HR.
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Review personal information in preparation for W-2s
As the end of the year approaches, the Payroll Department encourages all employees to review their personal information to ensure their W-2 will be accurate.


COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 testing center closures for winter holidays

Vanderbilt offers reminders about COVID-19 safety during the holidays

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

Archive project seeks Vanderbilt community stories to document COVID-19 pandemic experience

Vanderbilt resets COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, increases eligible salary to $150,000


Take Note

VUPS offers residential, holiday safety reminders for Vanderbilt community

VU employees to receive Open Enrollment confirmation statement via email

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

VERA soft launch phase 3 begins Jan. 1 with expanded system-to-system submission capabilities

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards

Limited Submission Opportunity: AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

EAT convenes students, scholars and hosts for food, friendship and cultural exchange

Engineering school, BME department launch campaign to rename design lab in professor’s honor

Evolutionary Studies Initiative offers travel and pilot grants

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

HR offers resources for navigating well-being during the holidays

Play Health Plus Wellness Bingo for a chance at prizes

Nutrition Corner: Satisfy your sweet tooth with health in mind

Health Plus Mindful Stretch Breaks offered every Wednesday


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  The Tenure/
Promotion Process at Vanderbilt: A Guide for New Faculty
· JAN ·
  Compliance Fundamentals: Manager Responsibilities at Vanderbilt Module 3


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Vanderbilt in the News
Vanderbilt Hustler: Debrief with Diermeier: Leadership, Al Gore, the omicron variant and more
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
NBC News: Nursing home residents more likely to die of COVID if staff is unvaccinated, study says
James Powers, professor of medicine, is quoted.
Forbes: Zeno Power: Clean plug-and-play power anywhere in the universe
Steven Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear environmental engineering, is mentioned.
Healthline: New opioids called nitazenes may be 20 times stronger than fentanyl
Rebecca Donald, assistant professor of anesthesiology, is quoted.
Everyday Health: How resilience can help you manage diabetes (and how to build it)
Howard Baum, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Southern Standard: Vanderbilt professor speaks on birth of Jesus
Amy-Jill Levine, Mary Jane Werthan University Professor of Jewish Studies and University Professor of New Testament Studies, Emerita, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Tennessee Supreme Court: Panel taps two appeals judges, associate solicitor general for Gov. Bill Lee’s consideration
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise and professor of law, is quoted.
Axios Nashville: Critical COVID antibodies discovered at Vanderbilt
James Crowe, Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
Yahoo! News: Long COVID patients and doctors detail the growing ‘mass disabling event’ in America
Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
Everyday Health: Hepatitis C infections are rising among pregnant people
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
CNN: Mounting evidence highlights the importance of COVID-19 boosters
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
MarketWatch: ‘Grandma and grandpa aren’t going to figure this one out.’ Prescription-drug savings vanish in the Medicare shuffle
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
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