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  Wednesday, July 14, 2021  
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Vanderbilt launches phase one of FutureVU Digital, the university’s reimagined web presence
Phase one of FutureVU Digital, which includes a new homepage and associated top-level pages as well as an updated news and storytelling site, launched on the evening of July 12.
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15 faculty awarded Seeding Success Grants in inaugural funding round
The Office of the Provost has announced the inaugural round of grant recipients for the Seeding Success Grant program established in March. Fifteen faculty members across four Vanderbilt schools and colleges will receive support for their work.
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Carter Philips, longtime ‘conductor’ of Vanderbilt Commencement, has died
Carter Philips, BA’65, professor of classics, emeritus, and university marshal at Vanderbilt Commencement for more than two decades, died July 8.
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School of Nursing awarded NIH grant to integrate genomics education into clinical and research-based nursing fields
Associate Professor of Nursing Laurie Connors has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health National Human Genome Research Institute to train doctoral nurses in the translation and integration of genomics into academics, research and clinical practice.
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Basic Sciences launches new Extracellular Vesicle Research Center
The Program for Extracellular Vesicle Research has been upgraded to the Center for Extracellular Vesicle Research, one of nine official centers and institutes associated with the School of Medicine Basic Sciences.
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Nobel laureate Doudna set for next Discovery Lecture
Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna, winner of the 2020 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver the next web-based Discovery Lecture on Thursday, July 22. Doudna is recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the co-development of the revolutionary genome editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9.
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Faculty invited to apply for 2021-22 SEC travel program grants by July 23
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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Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ Aug. 4
Vanderbilt’s Inclusive Book Group will meet online Wednesday, Aug. 4, to discuss “When Breath Becomes Air,” a memoir that offers readers an intimate look at the profound moments that shaped a young doctor’s life before and after his cancer diagnosis. The virtual gathering will take place from noon to 1 p.m. CT.
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Microbiome Venture Fund seeking proposals
Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students can now apply for the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative Venture Fund, which supports microbiome scholarship spanning research, education, outreach, art, ethics, law and policy development, among others.
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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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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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Staff and postdocs: Submit vaccination records by July 19 to be eligible for $1,000 prize drawing
COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all members of the Vanderbilt community for the 2021–22 academic year. To thank those who submit their vaccination records early, the Division of Administration will conduct a drawing for 25 Vanderbilt University-employed staff and postdocs who submit their records to the university’s vaccine portal by 8 a.m. on July 19. 
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ELE workshop participation level guide helps employees find courses for preferred learning style
Employee Learning and Engagement has introduced participation levels for learning experiences. Participation levels can help guide employees in selecting learning opportunities that are a good fit for their schedules and desired level of attention.


Take Note

Relaxation tips for parents topic of Parenting Group meeting July 21

Inclusive Book Group event to feature Alice Randall, author of ‘Black Bottom Saints,’ July 22

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop July 27

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

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day is Nov. 5; call for abstracts, registration now open

Employee Learning and Engagement professional development workshops continue

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Greenwall Faculty Scholars

Limited Submission Opportunity: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Discretionary Grant

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

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

Submit your tuition benefit application for fall 2021 now

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

Health Plus offers personal lifestyle coaching


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Globe and Mail (Canada): Can racism cause schizophrenia?
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
Associated Press: Listen up: Biden speaks volumes in a whisper to make a point
Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs, dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
Reuters: Analysis: Pfizer/BioNTech bid for booster doses premature, more data needed—experts
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Bloomberg Law: Biden order revisits Trump answers on drug prices, competition
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
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