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MLK Series: ‘A Dream for Excellence in Research, Practice and Education’ Jan. 20

Dec. 19, 2019—Phyllis Sharps, the Elsie M. Lawler Endowed Chair and associate dean for community programs and initiatives at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, will discuss “A Dream for Excellence in Research, Practice and Education” on Monday, Jan. 20, as part of the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

Dec. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC) may nominate one assistant professor for the Association of American Medical Colleges Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship. The recipient receives a $25,000 grant for a project performed in the United States to support racial and ethnic minorities.

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Vanderbilt mechanical engineers earn top materials research awards

Dec. 13, 2019—Vanderbilt mechanical engineers took home top awards at the Dec. 6 meeting of the Materials Research Society in Boston, Massachusetts. Mechanical engineering professor Kelsey Hatzell received the Materials Research Society Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy. Hatzell was selected from more than 25 candidates for her research contributions to renewable energy....

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Gore named to committee on worker health overseas

Dec. 12, 2019—John Gore, director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science, has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine standing committee to advise the Department of State on unexplained health effects on U.S. government employees and their families at overseas embassies.

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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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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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Limited Submission Opportunity: Braitmayer K-12 Innovative Practices Grants

Dec. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt University anticipates the opportunity to submit one application to The Braitmayer Foundation K-12 Innovative Practices Grants. The Braitmayer Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: The Graham Foundation Production and Presentation Grants

Dec. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one application per academic department to the Graham Foundation's Production and Presentation Grants for Organizations. The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts assists with the production and presentation of significant programs about architecture and the designed environment in order to promote dialogue, raise awareness and develop new and wider audiences.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Oak Ridge Associated Universities Events Sponsorship Program

Nov. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt may submit one application to the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Events Sponsorship Program. Applicants may request up to $4,000 to support events which involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Such events may include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

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McCabe elected fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Nov. 12, 2019—Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the highest grade of membership awarded by the AICHE and achieved only through election by the organization’s board of directors.

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Valentine named Vanderbilt faculty liaison with ORNL

Nov. 8, 2019—The Oak Ridge National Laboratory collaboration with Vanderbilt University will grow stronger through a new faculty liaison—a School of Engineering professor—and enhanced management of travel assistance awards.

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Vanderbilt team wins $1M in DARPA spectrum challenge finale

Oct. 29, 2019—In a final five-minute flurry, MarmotE watched its lead slip. At the buzzer, the team placed second and won $1 million in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge. The team of four researchers, now very close friends, have worked together since 2016 to create an AI-radio system that can manage the wireless spectrum, finding unused slices...

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