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WATCH: A Word with Wente—a discussion with Dr. Jeff Balser

Jun. 22, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Dr. Jeff Balser, president and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of the School of Medicine, discuss VUMC’s efforts on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic—both the search for treatments and a vaccine, and providing world-class patient care.

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VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Thomas Folland–trapping and concentrating light

Jun. 22, 2020—The VINSE Spotlight Podcast interviews researchers associated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering to highlight the depth and breadth of discoveries and innovations related to the institute.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 TD Ready Challenge–Innovative COVID-19 Solutions

Jun. 22, 2020—The Toronto-Dominion Bank Ready Challenge will fund grants of up to $1 million (CAD) to provide innovative solutions that address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically for communities that are experiencing disproportionate impacts of COVID-19.

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Single mutation causes seizure disorder

Jun. 22, 2020—A single mutation in one gene can impair inhibitory signaling in the brain and cause multiple types of seizures and behavioral abnormalities.

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Vanderbilt Phase 2 of Return to Campus Plan remains in place as Nashville begins Phase 3

Jun. 22, 2020—While Nashville will enter the third phase of its Roadmap for Reopening beginning Monday, June 22, Vanderbilt University will continue to follow its own Return to Campus Plan, which is currently in Vanderbilt Phase 2.

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Major U.S. trial closes showing no benefit for hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19

Jun. 21, 2020—The Outcomes Related to COVID-19 Treated with Hydroxychloroquine among In-patients with Symptomatic Disease (ORCHID) trial stopped enrolling new patients based on the fourth scheduled interim analysis showing no evidence of benefit or harm. 

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Vanderbilt defines the pathways for solid-state battery development

Jun. 19, 2020—Vanderbilt researcher Kelsey Hatzell leads the discussion on the future of solid-state batteries.

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10 faculty members named as 2020 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jun. 19, 2020—Ten outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2020 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.

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Vanderbilt professor shares history of Juneteenth and its significance today

Jun. 19, 2020—Celebrations of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration in the United States commemorating the end of slavery, will be shaped this year by the 2020 political landscape, according to Brandon Byrd, assistant professor of history at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt announces new standardized testing policies for applicants

Jun. 19, 2020—To support prospective students and their families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic—which has impacted the availability and accessibility of the SAT and ACT exams—Vanderbilt University will not require scores from these standardized tests for students applying to enter the university in the fall of 2021.

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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Investing in new classroom technology to support faculty this fall

Jun. 19, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making substantial investments in classroom technology to support faculty as the fall semester approaches. The strategy includes upgrading classroom technology to support livestreaming and recording in classrooms, building new video recording studios, and training faculty in both new and existing technology available in the classroom.

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Wente announces Beasley’s expanded role focused on undergraduate education

Jun. 19, 2020—Vanessa Beasley’s role as vice provost for academic affairs is expanding with oversight of four additional areas integral to the undergraduate education experience.

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Ask an Expert: How can wearable technology help frontline workers?

Jun. 18, 2020—Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, discusses how wearable technology can help reduce injuries and assist workers at the frontline of COVID-19.

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ACCRE launches experimental technologies program ‘ACCREx’

Jun. 18, 2020—To continue expanding the tools available to its user base, Vanderbilt's Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education is launching new types of resources through a program called “ACCREx.”

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

Jun. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC collaboratively) anticipates the opportunity to nominate one candidate for the Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Program. The foundation supports early-career biomedical scholars doing pioneering research.

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