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Flexner Dean’s Lecture: ‘Organization and System-based Approaches to Promote Well-being’ Jan. 13

Dec. 12, 2019—Tait Shanafelt, Jeanie and Stewart Richie Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, will discuss "Organization and System-based Approaches to Promote Well-being" at noon on Monday, Jan. 13, in Light Hall, Room 208. The talk is part of the Flexner Deans' Lecture Series.

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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for Winter Break

Dec. 12, 2019—Remember to power down before you leave your residence hall for an extended period over Winter Break. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants

Dec. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's Quality of Life Grants. As a pillar of the Paralysis Resource Center, the Quality of Life Grants Program awards financial support to nonprofit organizations that mirror the Reeve Foundation's mission.

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Vanderbilt reports record $11.9 billion economic impact in Tennessee 

Dec. 12, 2019—Through a record $11.9 billion in annual economic impact, Vanderbilt University’s deep and broad connections to Tennessee and its people continue to be key and growing drivers of the state’s economy and to the vitality and well-being of its citizens and communities.

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Wellcast: Learn about new diabetes treatment technology

Dec. 11, 2019—Shichun Bao, associate professor of medicine and the Diabetes Technology Program leader in the Division of Endocrinology at the Eskind Diabetes Clinic, shares information on the amazing technological advances in diabetes treatment and blood sugar management.

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Vanderbilt alumnus named Schwarzman Scholar

Dec. 10, 2019—Phillip McGloin, a May 2018 graduate of the College of Arts and Science, has been named to the 2021 class of Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships. Located at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the Schwarzman Scholars Program is designed to prepare future global leaders to meet the geopolitical challenges of the 21st century.

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Chemical engineering champion, masterful teacher Karl B. Schnelle has died

Dec. 10, 2019—Emeritus professor Karl B. Schnelle Jr., a pioneer in environmental engineering, book author, masterful teacher and mentor, is remembered by scores of former students and faculty colleagues as a charismatic and generous Vanderbilt engineering professor who became a lifelong friend.

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Benefit Spotlight: Travel Assistance gives peace of mind during holiday travel season

Dec. 10, 2019—Vanderbilt University offers Travel Assistance to employees who are currently enrolled in accidental death and dismemberment insurance. This service offers you and your dependents medical, travel, legal and financial assistance services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, worldwide.

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Search committee reflects on selection of Diermeier

Dec. 9, 2019—Members of the Chancellor Search Committee reflect on the selection of Daniel Diermeier as Vanderbilt’s ninth chancellor and discuss the qualities he brings to the role.

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Enabling Innovation seminar: ‘Attracting Capital to Fuel Your Biotech/Scientific Startup’ Dec. 13

Dec. 9, 2019—The Enabling Innovation Initiative presents Kayla Graff, CEO and co-founder of SweetBio, who will discuss “Million Dollar Lessons: Attracting Capital to Fuel Your Biotech/Scientific Startup” on Friday, Dec. 13, beginning at 2 p.m. in Light Hall, Room 512.

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Faculty invited to submit Discovery, Research Scholar Grant proposals

Dec. 9, 2019—Faculty applications are now being accepted by the Office of the Provost for the next round of Discovery and Research Scholar grants.

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Simaan honored as IEEE fellow for robotics advancements

Dec. 9, 2019—Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elevated to fellow by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award recognizes Simaan for contributions to dexterous continuum robotics for surgery.

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