May. 15, 2018—Right under your nose but unseen by the human eye is the microbiome—the totality of microbes in an environment. The Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative, funded by a TIPs grant, is coordinating basic, translational and clinical scholarship to help unlock the mysteries of these bacteria, viruses and more. Learn about the initiative and its new website in this VU BreakThru blog post. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including University Courses, Research Scholar Grants and Discovery Grants—at the VU BreakThru blog.
May. 14, 2018—A data science institute, new faculty and technical staff, and expanded educational offerings are the key investments recommended by the Data Science Visions Working Group.
May. 8, 2018—Nabil Simaan’s Advanced Robotics and Mechanism Applications Laboratory at Vanderbilt leads the way in advancing several robotics technologies for medical use, including miniature robots for single small-incision, cochlear implant and minimally invasive throat surgeries.
May. 1, 2018—Vanderbilt scientists have developed a new process that can rapidly and inexpensively identify personalized cancer drugs derived from nature.
Apr. 11, 2018—In the university’s continuing program to invest in faculty, two committees have been appointed to develop ideas for a dynamic multiuse facility designed to spur faculty development and collaboration.
Apr. 6, 2018—Faculty are invited to two town halls this month hosted by the Vanderbilt Research IT Service to share their input on new and planned IT services under development to support researchers.
Mar. 29, 2018—The provost's office is hosting a TIPs fair and reception at 11 a.m. April 20 in the Student Life Center to highlight ongoing trans-institutional projects and encourage faculty to participate.
Mar. 20, 2018—Understanding of tuberculosis is associated with higher, not lower, stigmatization of TB patients in Brazil, according to a new report from Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project.
Mar. 5, 2018—More than 15 programs, including internal funding initiatives and professional development opportunities, will be showcased March 22 at the Faculty Funding and Resource Fair.
Feb. 28, 2018—Last fall, TIPs funding allowed the VINSE cleanroom to support laboratories for four courses, covering a broad range of topics spanning traditional semiconductor materials processing to cutting-edge synthesis of two-dimensional materials. Cleanroom Immersion Leader Alice Leach writes about the wide range of immersion opportunities for undergraduate students. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including University Courses, Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants—at the VU BreakThru blog.
Feb. 22, 2018—School choice is often touted as way for students in low-income areas to attend better schools. But what benefits does school choice offer for students in affluent areas with access to high-performing schools? As part of Vanderbilt’s Sterling Ranch TIPs program outside of Denver, two Peabody graduate students investigated these high-choice, high-status environments to find out. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including University Courses, Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants—at the VU BreakThru blog.