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Engineering and surgical collaborators celebrate new ‘home’

Dec. 14, 2018—VISE celebrated its opening of dedicated space in Medical Center North Dec. 12 with a technology showcase of more than two dozen cross-disciplinary collaborations advancing healthcare techniques from the lab to patients.

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VU wins national award for model proposal to advance graduate education

Dec. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt has received the 2018 Educational Testing Service/Council of Graduate Schools Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education: From Admission through Completion.

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Ethan Lippmann wins inaugural $2.5M Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research

Dec. 5, 2018—The five-year, $2.5 million award supports Ethan Lippmann's goal of better understanding how blood-brain barrier dysfunction impacts neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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First-generation students talk about experiences at Vanderbilt

Nov. 29, 2018—Watch as first-generation college students talk about choosing Vanderbilt University and how they contribute to the cultural and intellectual life of the campus community.

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Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center collaboration seeks earlier diagnosis of throat cancer

Nov. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers in the schools of engineering and medicine are exploring the feasibility of using Raman spectroscopy for early detection of HPV-related cancers of the throat in order to reduce the need for biopsies and to offer less intensive therapies.

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Olivia Kew-Fickus named VIRG’s new executive director

Nov. 26, 2018—Olivia Kew-Fickus, a higher education administrator with two decades of experience in using data to support academic strategy and planning, has been named as the next leader of VIRG.

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Vanderbilt research hub to examine issues faced by children at risk for poor health, education outcomes

Nov. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers will establish a new research hub to better understand the needs of some of some of Tennessee’s most vulnerable children.

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Vanderbilt welcomes its most global, talented first-year class

Nov. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt's Class of 2022 has several notable distinctions, including being the most selective in the university's history with a 9.6 percent acceptance rate of all students.

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Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Nov. 8, 2018—A $10 million gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist will endow a new center focused on supporting and developing the neurodiverse talents of individuals with autism at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering.

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‘Bronson’ celebration lauds Ingram family’s bold vision, philanthropy

Oct. 31, 2018—Robin Ingram Patton was thanked for her significant investment in the E. Bronson Ingram College, which is named for her father, during a celebration of Vanderbilt's newest living-learning community.

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Grant to help explore critical issues in Down syndrome

Oct. 26, 2018—A one-year $604,000 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development will allow researchers to to examine biological and phenotypic markers of Down syndrome.

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$1.6M grant renews CLAS’ designation as National Resource Center

Aug. 27, 2018—The Department of Education grant allows Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies to retain its status as one of the nation's top educational resources for subjects pertaining to Latin American society and culture.

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