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‘REDCap: Getting Started with Forms and Surveys’

Oct. 6, 2019—An introductory training to REDCap, including designing a project, adding data/disseminating a survey, and viewing data, will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Eskind Biomedical Library.

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New supplemental life insurance coverage options for 2020

Oct. 6, 2019—Vanderbilt will continue to provide a basic life insurance policy at an amount equal to your annual salary (up to a maximum of $500,000). For 2020, you may purchase additional individual coverage up to eight times your base annual earning up to a maximum of $1 million.

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Takei shares powerful journey to social advocacy in Chancellor’s Lecture, encourages others to take action

Oct. 4, 2019—During his Oct. 2 Chancellor’s Lecture, actor George Takei shared how the challenges he endured from his family’s wrongful imprisonment during World War II have propelled his human rights activism.

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Staff: Enter to win skybox tickets for Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky Nov. 16

Oct. 4, 2019—University staff members can enter to win two free tickets to watch the Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky football game from the skybox at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 16, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente.

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VU faculty receive $1.9M to study LGBT social networks, health issues among older adults

Oct. 4, 2019—The National Institute on Aging has awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay, Kitt Carpenter, Lauren Gaydosh and Gilbert Gonzales to study the health effects of social and support networks on sexual and gender minorities 50 to 70 years old in the South.

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Wente launches new University Arts Council

Oct. 4, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new University Arts Council to advocate for the arts and related scholarship at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt to host national College Inclusion Summit Oct. 23-25

Oct. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt will host the third annual College Inclusion Summit held by the College Autism Network in collaboration with Vanderbilt’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. The three-day conference at the Student Life Center will bring together scholars, practitioners, administrators and self-advocates to discuss evidence-driven strategies to support college students with autism and other learning differences.

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Follow these recommendations from VUIT for protecting your data

Oct. 4, 2019—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and throughout the month VUIT will publish articles with tips and tricks for staying safe and secure online.

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From our Social ‘Dores

Oct. 4, 2019—Over the last two weeks, our Social 'Dores captured beautiful shots across campus and attended Family Weekend, Flulapalooza, PARK(ing) Day, Lights on the Lawn, and more!

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Babies and You: ‘Caring for your Family Means Caring for Yourself’ Oct. 17

Oct. 4, 2019—Dr. Rosette Chakkalakal, an internal medicine physician, will discuss "Caring for your Family Means Caring for Yourself" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Light Hall, Room 411.

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‘What Could Go Wrong? Seven Data Ethics Fables’ Oct. 9

Oct. 4, 2019—Laura Norén, vice president of privacy and trust at Obsidian Security and a data science ethicist and researcher, will give a talk titled “What Could Go Wrong? Seven Data Ethics Fables” on Wednesday, Oct. 9, beginning at 4 p.m. in Buttrick Hall, Room 101.

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Project REAL seeking undergrads for paid and volunteer tutoring positions

Oct. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt University undergraduate students and student-athletes will be trained to tutor and mentor local elementary, middle and high school students in mathematics and English language arts, as well as mentor students to build positive skills.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

Oct. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) has the opportunity to nominate one candidate for the Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program for 2020. This award provides $80,000 (direct costs) over two years to support new research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health or other outside funding sources.

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Bass Military Scholars honored, first John S. Beasley II Scholarship recipient announced at campus reception

Oct. 3, 2019—The inaugural cohort of the Bass Military Scholars Program, comprising seven U.S. military veterans who are pursuing professional degrees across several of Vanderbilt University’s schools, were honored at a reception in Alumni Hall on Sept. 19.

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Study: personalized decision support affects intensive care

Oct. 3, 2019—For patients in pediatric intensive care who are at high risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), giving clinicians automated decision support during the electronic order entry process increased the rate of blood testing for AKI by 9%.

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