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  Monday, Dec. 13, 2021  
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University resources available following strong storms and tornadoes
Vice Chancellor Eric Kopstain and Vice Provosts Tracey George and G.L. Black shared a message to detail the resources available to Vanderbilt community members following the strong storms and tornadoes that moved through the region over the weekend.
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Quality of Life survey launching over winter break
All undergraduate students are invited to participate in Vanderbilt’s annual Quality of Life Survey, launching the week of Dec. 20. The data gathered through the survey helps the university understand students’ experiences and needs.
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Student Care Network offers support near and far
Students can access support during the upcoming winter break, even while away from campus. The Student Care Network offers a host of self-directed tools that students can utilize on their own time to support their health and well-being.
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Nominate outstanding faculty for annual teaching awards
Undergraduate students are invited to nominate faculty members for two university awards recognizing excellence in teaching: the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching. Nominations must be received by Dec. 15.
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Applications open for Data Science Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Program
The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute Summer Research Program provides Vanderbilt undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in 10 weeks of full-time data science-focused research in collaboration with any full-time Vanderbilt faculty member during the summer. The goal of DSI–SRP is to encourage and enhance student-faculty mentoring and joint research efforts in data science.
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Applications for 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program ongoing
Applications for the 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program are being accepted through Jan. 11. VUSRP provides a unique opportunity to develop valuable skills by working closely with a faculty member on joint research efforts.
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Registration open for 2022 Global Health Case Competition
Registration is now open for the 2022 Global Health Case Competition, an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to a global health problem.
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Initiative for Race Research and Justice seeks applicants for Graduate and Professional Student Board
The Initiative for Race Research and Justice is seeking Vanderbilt graduate and professional students to join its inaugural Graduate and Professional Student Board. The board will commence spring 2022 for a one-year term. 
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Antibodies discovered at Vanderbilt for prevention of COVID-19 granted FDA emergency use authorization
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization Dec. 8 to the global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for a long-acting antibody combination that protects against COVID-19, discovered last year at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
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10th Annual Surgery, Intervention and Engineering Symposium features expert in AI-powered computational cardiology
Learn about artificial intelligence and how developing a “digital twin” for the heart has improved human health during the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering annual symposium on Dec. 15.
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Learn about beer’s role in biomedical research with Vanderbilt experts and alumni
Vanderbilt alumni and the founders of Jackalope Brewing Co. and Yazoo Brewing Co. will join Vanderbilt researchers for a Dec. 16 virtual discussion about beer and fermentation science.
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Vanderbilt Public Safety seeks feedback through community survey
Vanderbilt University Public Safety is requesting feedback from community members on service and satisfaction. The short survey will allow the VU community to provide feedback about safety enhancements, programming, ideas for further improvement and safety concerns.
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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Connecting to public networks and devices
Although the free Wi-Fi at coffee shops, malls, airports and other public spaces may be convenient, a lack of security controls can put users at risk of an attack. Learn some actions you can take when accessing public Wi-Fi.


COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 testing center closures for winter holidays

Vanderbilt offers reminders about COVID-19 safety during the holidays

Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson booster shots available to Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff and postdocs

Archive project seeks Vanderbilt community stories to document COVID-19 pandemic experience


Take Note

VUPS offers residential, holiday safety reminders for Vanderbilt community

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

EAT convenes students, scholars and hosts for food, friendship and cultural exchange

Engineering school, BME department launch campaign to rename design lab in professor’s honor

Evolutionary Studies Initiative offers travel and pilot grants


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Vanderbilt in the News
Vanderbilt Hustler: Debrief with Diermeier: Leadership, Al Gore, the omicron variant and more
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
NBC News: Nursing home residents more likely to die of COVID if staff is unvaccinated, study says
James Powers, professor of medicine, is quoted.
Forbes: Zeno Power: Clean plug-and-play power anywhere in the universe
Steven Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear environmental engineering, is mentioned.
Healthline: New opioids called nitazenes may be 20 times stronger than fentanyl
Rebecca Donald, assistant professor of anesthesiology, is quoted.
Everyday Health: How resilience can help you manage diabetes (and how to build it)
Howard Baum, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Southern Standard: Vanderbilt professor speaks on birth of Jesus
Amy-Jill Levine, Mary Jane Werthan University Professor of Jewish Studies and University Professor of New Testament Studies, Emerita, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Tennessee Supreme Court: Panel taps two appeals judges, associate solicitor general for Gov. Bill Lee’s consideration
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise and professor of law, is quoted.
Axios Nashville: Critical COVID antibodies discovered at Vanderbilt
James Crowe, Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
Yahoo! News: Long COVID patients and doctors detail the growing ‘mass disabling event’ in America
Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
Everyday Health: Hepatitis C infections are rising among pregnant people
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
CNN: Mounting evidence highlights the importance of COVID-19 boosters
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
MarketWatch: ‘Grandma and grandpa aren’t going to figure this one out.’ Prescription-drug savings vanish in the Medicare shuffle
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
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