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  Friday, July 23, 2021  
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Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs to host welcome events for new and returning transfer students
As the fall semester approaches, preparations are underway on campus to welcome new students to Vanderbilt—including more than 250 incoming undergraduate transfer students.
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School of Nursing receives more than $3M from Health Resources and Services Administration to improve care access in rural, underserved areas
Vanderbilt School of Nursing professors Ginny Moore and Marci Zsamboky will expand programs and education for nurse practitioner specialties in sexual assault and behavioral health.
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Team wins competitive DOE award to advance isotope production critical for U.S. science, medicine and industry
A U.S. Department of Energy $4 million initiative to advance research in isotope production includes Vanderbilt engineering professor Piran Kidambi’s work on separation technologies and to scale up processes.
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Vanderbilt graduate student receives HHMI Gilliam Fellowship Grant for Advanced Studies
Nicholas Shealy, a doctoral student in Vanderbilt University’s Microbe-Host Interactions Program, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute that advances diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
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Alumni Association Board announces 2021 alumni award recipients
The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors has announced its 2021 alumni award recipients, honoring professional achievement, public service and volunteerism.
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Last day for faculty to apply for 2021-22 SEC travel program grants
Vanderbilt University faculty are encouraged to submit applications to the 2021–22 Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel Program. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, July 23.
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‘Orange is the New Black’ author joins Center for Addiction Research to discuss National Women Touched by Addiction Day
The School of Medicine Basic Sciences’ Center for Addiction Research hosted a conversation featuring researchers and advocates about the intersection of incarceration, societal reentry and addiction for National Women Touched by Addiction Day, July 23.
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Discussion on melanoma set for July 27
With the peak of summer approaching, Vanderbilt researchers will discuss innovative research on melanoma and how new insights could lead to less toxic treatments and better outcomes for patients. “Toward a Cure for Melanoma” will take place on Tuesday, July 27, at noon CT.
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Occupational Health now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations
The Vanderbilt Occupational Health Clinic is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to Vanderbilt faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars on a walk-in basis. Those who need their first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine may walk in to the Occupational Health Clinic vaccination location on the sixth floor of the Medical Arts Building.
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Support USAC’s Jingle in July, a fundraiser for the Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund
The University Staff Advisory Council invites the Vanderbilt community to participate in Jingle in July, a fundraiser for the Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund. The hardship fund provides assistance to qualifying Vanderbilt faculty and staff who are experiencing a temporary hardship due to a significant life event.
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Apply for expanded daily parking program now; annual parking permits available in August
Vanderbilt will offer an expanded daily parking program for approximately 1,600 faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate and professional students this fall. In addition, Parking Services will continue to offer annual parking permits for the 2021–22 academic year.
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Upgraded website for EdAssist, university’s tuition benefit administrator, coming soon
EdAssist, the university’s tuition benefit program administrator, is being upgraded and will feature a fresh, new design that is more intuitive than the previous version.


Take Note

COVID-19 vaccinations now available for 12–15-year-olds through VUMC

Submit Health Plus Spring into Summer final weigh-ins through July 23

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop July 27

Next Control is the Goal blood pressure management program begins Aug. 5

Match deadline for Kyser Miree Scholarship is Aug. 31

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market is back on Thursdays through Oct. 28

Employee Learning and Engagement professional development workshops continue

Vanderbilt extends COVID-19 vaccination leave policy

Make note of visitor protocols for research in Heard Libraries collections

Vanderbilt travelers reminded to book through Concur, World Travel Service

Study seeks participants for brain-based learning enhancement research

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

All three steps of new Go for the Gold ready to complete

Health Plus offers personal lifestyle coaching


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘When Breath Becomes Air’
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day is Nov. 5; call for abstracts, registration now open


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: In aftermath of devastating floods, Germans wonder what more could have been done
Hiba Baroud, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
CNN: Democrats look to drug spending to rescue infrastructure deal
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The New York Times: We are leaving ‘lost Einsteins’ behind
David Lubinski, professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
The Nation: Policing won’t stop anti-Asian violence—solidarity will
Terry Maroney, professor of law, is quoted.
Financial Times: The U.S. response to the EU’s carbon plans
The research of Timothy Meyer, professor of law, is cited.
Main Street Nashville: Vanderbilt Transplant Center hits milestone
Seth Karp, H. William Scott Jr. Professor of Surgery, is quoted.
Yahoo! News: Back-to-school tensions run high for families amid rise in COVID cases: ‘The last year and a half has been brutal for kids’
Nicole Cobb, associate professor of the practice of human and organizational development, is quoted.
Science: When will COVID-19 vaccines be fully approved—and does it matter whether they are?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
NBC News: Viruses are landing kids in the ICU this summer, but it’s not all COVID
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Food Management: Vanderbilt University’s allergy program goes above and beyond
Emily Suttle, a registered dietitian with Vanderbilt Campus Dining, is quoted.
The New York Times: Tiny Love Stories: My Mini Me
Eghosa Eguakan, a rising senior in the College of Arts and Science, authored this mini-essay, part of the Times’ Modern Love series.
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