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Message from Associate Provost Mark Bandas: Student reporting

Mar. 8, 2020—Students who have had direct contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19, or who have traveled to China, South Korea, Iran or Italy, are not permitted to return to campus until they have completed a 14-day self-isolation period and been cleared to return to campus. Students are also encouraged to complete the self-report/monitoring survey if they have any reason to believe that their contacts or travels may have exposed them to COVID-19.

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Message from Vice Provost Tracey George: Continuity planning for teaching

Mar. 7, 2020—Faculty are encouraged to develop contingency plans to allow for the continuation of teaching and research and to accommodate students or instructors who must undergo self-isolation or any other prolonged absence due to COVID-19.

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Beware of widespread phishing scam

Mar. 6, 2020—VUIT is actively responding to an intense phishing campaign that started on Thursday, March 5. Several VU accounts have already been compromised. Please do not open the link in the email or a link in any other email if you are unsure of its validity or security.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center offers transformative cancer research funding opportunity

Mar. 6, 2020—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center announces a funding opportunity to support innovative cancer-related projects in need of preliminary data. The goal of this award is to provide funding to support paradigm-shifting, practice-improving or policy-changing research.

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VUMC-sponsored REDCap intermediate training; virtual option available

Mar. 6, 2020—A REDCap intermediate training is scheduled for Thursday, March 12, at 2 p.m. in Light Hall. In this training, learn about customizations you can make to your REDCap project, including some of the additional customizations that are found under the “enable optional modules and customizations” section of the Project Setup page.

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Vanderbilt Divinity and VA partner on doctor of ministry for chaplains

Mar. 6, 2020—A new partnership between the Divinity School and Mental Health and Chaplaincy, a national program of the Veterans Health Administration, will relaunch a doctor of ministry program at Vanderbilt.

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CANCELED: ‘Are We Under-investing in Education?’ topic of Steine Lecture March 24

Mar. 6, 2020—David Card, the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California–Berkeley and director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, will give a talk titled "Are We Under-investing in Education?" on Tuesday, March 24, at 4:10 p.m. in Wilson Hall. 

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CANCELED: Basic Sciences Mental Health and Wellness Summit set for March 17

Mar. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt Basic Sciences will host a Mental Health and Wellness Summit on Tuesday, March 17, featuring keynote addresses for faculty and staff and for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars by Sharon Milgram, director of the National Institutes of Health Office of Intramural Training and Education.

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Mar. 6, 2020—Sure, we might share too many photos of E. Bronson Ingram College, but is there really such a thing? We don't think so, which is why our favorite #vandygram goes to @seanpcarroll for this pre-spring break shot!

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Message from Interim Chancellor and Provost Wente regarding COVID-19

Mar. 5, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente shares an update on campus preparations for novel coronavirus and guidance for the Vanderbilt community.

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Clues to lung injury in preterm babies

Mar. 5, 2020—Jennifer Sucre and colleagues have discovered a factor that contributes to the pathological changes of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, the most common complication of preterm birth.

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One-two punch for cancer

Mar. 5, 2020—A drug combination effectively killed aggressive blood cancers in cell and animal models; now it’s being tested in patients.

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Vanderbilt Athletics to host donation drive for tornado victims March 7

Mar. 4, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics will host a donation drive to assist with Middle Tennessee tornado relief efforts on Saturday, March 7, prior to the men’s basketball home game against South Carolina. The drive will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the McGugin Center parking lot, 2601 Jess Neely Drive.

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CANCELED: Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy Meals in Under 30 Minutes’ March 13

Mar. 4, 2020—Vanderbilt’s David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center presents “Healthy Meals in Under 30 Minutes” on Friday, March 13, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rec Center’s teaching kitchen.

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CANCELED: Work/Life Connections–EAP to host open house March 18

Mar. 4, 2020—Work/Life Connections–EAP will host an open house for Vanderbilt University faculty and staff on Wednesday, March 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Medical Arts Building, Suite 010, located at 1211 21st Ave. S.

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