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Goal of new tissue-chip research is to assess efficacy of novel epilepsy drugs

Sep. 20, 2017—An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers has received a two-year, $2-million federal grant to develop an “organ-on-chip” model for two genetic forms of epilepsy.

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Chancellor Faculty Fellows nominations open for 2018

Sep. 15, 2017—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows.

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New TIPs-funded autism innovation center kicks off its work

Sep. 13, 2017—The Vanderbilt Center for Autism and Innovation, funded by a 2017 TIPs grant, kicked off its work with a launch event at the Wond’ry last month. The center brings together engineers, scientists, disabilities researchers and business scholars from across campus to collaborate on how the talents of people on the autism spectrum can be better matched with business needs. Read more about the event, the center, and other internal faculty funding programs—including TIPs, Discovery Grants, Research Scholar Grants and University Courses—at the VUBreakThru blog.

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Revised, enhanced limited submissions process launched

Sep. 7, 2017—The Office of the Provost has revamped the internal process for limited submission opportunities to increase transparency and bolster the competitiveness of submissions.

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‘Introducing the Vanderbilt Center for Autism and Innovation’ Sept. 13

Sep. 6, 2017—Learn about the new Vanderbilt Center for Autism and Innovation from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Room 241. This TIPs-funded initiative is aimed at developing an interdisciplinary model to enhance employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum by identifying strengths and providing supportive and assistive technologies.

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Undergraduate research fair and poster session Sept. 14

Aug. 31, 2017—The fourth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is set for Sept. 14 at the Student Life Center.

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Faculty Funding and Resource Fair set for Sept. 19

Aug. 28, 2017—The Office of the Provost will host an open house Tuesday, Sept. 19, to showcase Vanderbilt’s internal funding programs and professional development initiatives available to faculty.

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Academic Strategic Plan continues to blaze path for university’s future course

Aug. 23, 2017—Entering its fourth year, Vanderbilt University’s Academic Strategic Plan still charts the course for the university’s efforts as it moves forward to address the complex problems facing society.

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New search committee for VBI director is appointed

Aug. 7, 2017—A new committee has been named to lead a national search for the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Smart underwear prevents back stress with just a tap

Aug. 1, 2017—"Performance-boosting super suit" hidden under clothing can be activated by a double tap to save users' backs.

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TIPs funding awarded to 15 innovative interdisciplinary projects

Jul. 17, 2017—Fifteen interdisciplinary concepts—from LGBT policies to the autism advantage to life at the cellular level—will be explored at Vanderbilt, thanks to the 2017 round of TIPs funding.

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In two years, TIPs awards have made significant impact

Jul. 17, 2017—More than 250 faculty members and several hundred students are addressing a vast range of topics through the TIPs award program. TIPs projects have secured more than $12 million in external funding.

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