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  Friday, July 16, 2021  
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Vanderbilt to take part in citywide commemoration for Rep. John Lewis
Vanderbilt University will join with many community partners to pay tribute to the life and Nashville legacy of Rep. John Lewis on July 16 and 17 with the formal dedication of Rep. John Lewis Way and a public celebration at Ryman Auditorium.
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Vanderbilt extends ATI partnership on education access, affordability
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier has reaffirmed Vanderbilt’s commitment to improving access to higher education in partnership with the American Talent Initiative, an alliance that aims to enroll, support and graduate 50,000 more lower-income students at top colleges and universities by 2025.
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Vanderbilt climbs to 35th spot on National Academy of Inventors Top 100 list for U.S. patents in 2020
Vanderbilt University ranks 35th on the list of the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2020.
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Video chat reduced feelings of isolation among grandparents during COVID-19 pandemic, new study finds
Access to video chatting helped grandparents stay connected and reduced feelings of isolation during COVID-19 lockdowns, a new study conducted by a team from Vanderbilt and four other universities and funded by the AARP has found.
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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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Staff and postdocs: Submit vaccination records by Monday 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 Monday, July 19. 
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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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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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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.
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Do I need to get vaccinated even if I've had COVID-19?
Thomas Talbot, professor of medicine and chief hospital epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, shares why it’s important for people to get vaccinated, even if they’ve already had COVID-19.


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

Match deadline for Kyser Miree Scholarship is Aug. 31

Employee Learning and Engagement professional development workshops continue

Microbiome Venture Fund seeking proposals

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 Farmers’ Market is back on Thursdays through Oct. 28

Vanderbilt travelers reminded to book through Concur, World Travel Service

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

Health Plus offers personal lifestyle coaching

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Greenwall Faculty Scholars

Limited Submission Opportunity: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Discretionary Grant


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
Reuters: Dirty air makes COVID worse, beta variant deadlier than original
Wesley Self, associate professor of emergency medicine, is quoted.
Everyday Health: How volunteers are helping end the COVID-19 pandemic
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Health: WHO warns against mixing COVID vaccines—here’s what we know so far
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Fox Business: The best places to live in the U.S. in 2021-2022
Peter Haslag, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
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