Dec. 18, 2020—Chris Purcell, director of Vanderbilt’s Office of LGBTQI Life since 2013, will leave the position Dec. 31 to become assistant dean of students at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Rob Nelson, assistant director of LGBTQI Life, will serve as the interim director while a national search is conducted to fill the role, William H. Robinson, vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence, has announced.
Dec. 18, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflects on the uniquely challenging and successful fall semester, and looks ahead to the promise of the new year in this message to Vanderbilt staff.
Dec. 18, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflects on reaching the end of a historic semester at Vanderbilt as well as a year of unprecedented challenges around the world, and conveys his sense of pride and gratitude in serving as the university’s chancellor, in a message to the VU community.
Dec. 18, 2020—Members of the Vanderbilt community joined Grammy-winning musician Jason Isbell and his band, The 400 Unit, and other entertainers for a “show of gratitude” hosted by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier to honor the hard work and dedication shown by staff, faculty and students during this unparalleled year.
Dec. 18, 2020—Billy Teets has been promoted to director of Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, after serving as interim director since July 1, 2020.
Dec. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development is offering a new master’s degree program in Applied Behavior Analysis for licensed special education teachers who want to practice ABA in educational settings or are specifically interested in training focused on school-based applications that integrate best ABA and special education practices.
Dec. 17, 2020—Biweekly employees and student workers are strongly encouraged to submit their time cards, and their managers are encouraged to approve those time cards, as soon as work is completed and prior to departure for the winter break, unless the employee will be working during the break.
Dec. 17, 2020—The first study to compare molecular landscapes of early-onset and late-onset appendiceal cancer has revealed distinct non-silent mutations in the tumors of younger patients, setting the stage for the development of potential therapeutic advances.
Dec. 17, 2020—This spring in the U.S., there were widespread delays in elective health care procedures and screenings.
Dec. 17, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt investigators has discovered that blocking a certain signaling pathway boosts antitumor immunity and reduces tumor growth and metastasis in models of breast cancer and melanoma.
Dec. 17, 2020—Members of the Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center communities pay tribute to retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, BA’62, for his influential roots as a Vanderbilt undergraduate, his many years of dedicated public service, and his legacy of support for higher education, research and innovation.
Dec. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine's Flexner Deans' Lecture Series presents the annual Philip W. Felts Lecture in Humanities on Thursday, Jan. 12. Will Flanary will present “Life Lessons from a joke-telling Ophthalmologist” beginning at noon. Flanary is an ophthalmologist, writer and comedian who moonlights in his free time as “Dr. Glaucomflecken” on Twitter and TikTok.
Dec. 17, 2020—Emily Cox, a certified health education specialist with Health Plus, will help you discover the essentials for nourishing your body and feeling your best. “Eat Well, Live Well” is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18, from noon to 12:45 p.m.
Vanderbilt Poll: Unprecedented partisanship divides Tennesseans on COVID-19 vaccine, election results
Dec. 17, 2020—The deep partisan divide in Tennessee has never been more apparent than on the questions of whether citizens will get the COVID-19 vaccine and curb holiday travel at the height of the global pandemic, according to the latest Vanderbilt Poll-Tennessee. The poll also found a deep chasm between registered voters on the legitimacy of the results of the presidential election.
Vanderbilt Diabetes Center seeks pilot and feasibility proposals to study interaction of SARS-CoV-2, diabetes
Dec. 16, 2020—The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, the NIH-funded Diabetes Research and Training Center, and the NIH-funded Center for Diabetes Translational Research seek pilot and feasibility proposals to study the interaction of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and diabetes.