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  Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2023  
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Cellular bioengineer Cynthia Reinhart-King elected fellow of IAMBE
Cynthia Reinhart-King, University Distinguished Professor and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has been elected to the 2023 class of fellows of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.
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School of Medicine’s Neil Osheroff wins prestigious MILES Award
Neil Osheroff, John G. Coniglio Professor and professor of biochemistry and medicine, received the Mentoring, Innovation, and Leadership in Educational Scholarship Award at the annual Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference that took place in May.
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Curb Center welcomes four new Curb Scholars
The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy selected four incoming first-year students for the Curb Scholars Program in Creative Enterprise and Public Leadership.
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Faculty invited to apply for 2023–24 SEC travel grants by July 21
Vanderbilt faculty are encouraged to submit applications to the 2023–24 Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel Program. The grants give faculty from Vanderbilt the opportunity to travel to other SEC campuses to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals and conduct research.
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VPA hosts ‘Speak Easy’ talk series July 20 to help postdocs tell their scientific story
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will host the next installment of the Speak Easy talk series on Thursday, July 20, at 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall, Room 100. The series offers a causal venue for postdocs to tell their “scientific story” in a way that’s accessible to the public.
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V150: The Founders
The vision of Vanderbilt University was made possible by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt and his wife Frank’s generous financial support.


Health & Safety Updates

Gain wider access to mental health support through Lyra

Join the next healthy habit challenge with Vanderbilt’s wellness program Virgin Pulse


Limited Submission Opportunities

2024 Searle Scholars Program Deadline: TODAY July 12

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Innovation Partnerships Program FY 2023 Deadline: July 17

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee 2023 Discretionary Grants Deadline: July 20

2024 Sloan Research Fellowships Deadline: July 27

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Deadline: July 31

Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars Fellowship Deadline: Aug. 1

2023 Greenwall Faculty Scholars in Bioethics Deadline: Aug 3


Campus Updates

Part of 25th Avenue to close to vehicles, provide alternative pedestrian pathways

Access road installation from Stevenson Center Lane to Garland Hall changes pedestrian routes beginning June 26

Section of Natchez Trace to close starting June 19 for infrastructure project


Take Note

Tuition benefit applications for fall 2023 now open

Applications now open for First Friends program

Annual Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Symposium is Aug. 8

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Now Is Not the Time to Panic’ Aug. 9


Coming Up

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  Provide feedback on proposed WeGo fall service changes through July 17
· JUL ·
  Initiative for Race Research and Justice 2023 Jumpstart Virtual Conference is July 25


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Vanderbilt in the News
Harvard Business Manager: What to do if a scandal threatens?
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier authored this article. Harvard Business Manager and Axios also published articles quoting Diermeier.
The Tennessean: ‘Training ground’: How the Vanderbilt Divinity School is challenging the religious status quo
Emilie Townes, former Divinity School Dean, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor and University Distinguished Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, and Yolanda Pierce, the new Divinity School Dean and professor of religion and literature, are quoted. Main Street Nashville also published a piece about Pierce.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt’s Candice Lee reappointed for five years as AD
Candice Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director, is featured.
The Guardian: White House calls on Republicans to act on gun control after Fourth of July weekend killings – as it happened
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times: Opinion: Angry about the Supreme Court? Blame Congress
Francesca Procaccini, assistant professor of law, co-authored this opinion piece.
Scientific American: How smart were dinosaurs? New studies fuel the debate
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
Newsweek: U.S. F-16 workers would be ‘legitimate’ targets for Russia—ex-commander
Lt. Gen. Charlie “Tuna” Moore, Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Political Science, is quoted.
Edutopia: Enhancing flipped learning with microlectures
Cynthia Brame, assistant professor of the practice of biological sciences, is quoted.
CNN: Opinion: Moms for Liberty may be new to US politics, but their strategy isn’t
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece.
Government Executive: Democrats try again to reform the vacancies act
David Lewis, Rebecca Webb Wilson Professor and University Distinguished Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Consumer Reports: How to beat the rising cost of prescription drugs
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Q&A: New co-directors at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Pablo Juárez, senior associate in pediatrics, and Julie Lounds Taylor, associate professor of pediatrics, are featured.
MintPress News: How a notorious Georgia Army school became America’s training ground for global torture
Lesley Gill, professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Popsugar: What to know about mouth taping, TikTok’s latest sleep hack
James McGuirk, assistant professor of clinical neurology, is quoted.
American College of Surgeons: For better or worse, ChatGPT is here to play
Jeffrey Upperman, professor of pediatric surgery, and Patrick Meyers, general surgery resident, co-authored this opinion piece.
Medscape: PCPs key to heart failure care after discharge
K. Melissa Hayes, assistant professor of nursing, is quoted.
ABC News: 1 in 4 Americans hadn’t contracted COVID by the end of 2022, CDC estimates
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. Scientific American also published an article quoting Schaffner.
NBC News: A resurgent online betting market is boosted by crypto and current events
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Insider: The reality of Big Tech’s ‘fake work’ problem
Jessica Kennedy, associate professor of organizational studies, is quoted.
The Week: Is the end of affirmative action also the end of race-based scholarships?
Kelly Slay, assistant professor of leadership, policy and organization, is quoted.
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