Sep. 8, 2020—Students, faculty and staff can now add their Commodore Card to Apple Wallet and use their iPhone and Apple Watch to access buildings on campus, purchase meals and more.
Sep. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are adapting to the current reality of campus life during the COVID-19 pandemic—and learning to thrive and support each other while doing so.
Sep. 7, 2020—New findings demonstrate how genetic variations in the receptor that binds SARS-CoV-2 impact virus recognition and infectivity and offer insights to COVID-19 susceptibility and treatment.
Vanderbilt students adapt to new ways of socializing and supporting each other amid pandemic protocols
Sep. 3, 2020—Now that many Vanderbilt students have returned to Nashville, they are adapting to the new reality of campus life—and learning to thrive and support classmates while doing so.
Sep. 3, 2020—This semester may look different from years past, but that hasn’t stopped students, faculty and staff from interacting with their fellow Commodores in new and meaningful ways amid the COVID-19 pandemic and its necessary safety protocols.
Aug. 31, 2020—Vanderbilt has updated its public dashboard to report the prior day's number of positive COVID-19 test results and will begin testing all undergraduates weekly as well as expand its periodic testing across all campus groups. These additional tests, and the data drawn from them, are vital tools in helping the university slow the spread of COVID-19.
Aug. 30, 2020—Jessika Boles, lead of the Child Life Team at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, will offer advice on talking to kids about COVID-19 at the next meeting of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s Parenting Group.
Aug. 28, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier expressed gratitude to the entire Vanderbilt community for efforts to return students and faculty to campus safely during the global pandemic, and pledged that Vanderbilt would continue to support faculty and their research, during his inaugural Faculty Assembly address held virtually on Aug. 27.
Aug. 28, 2020—According to new research by Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Trueblood, the development of an effective vaccine is only the first part of a solution to developing herd immunity against COVID-19.
Aug. 28, 2020—Informal meetups of members of the Vanderbilt community, whether on or off campus, are limited to 10 or fewer people, and all individuals must be physically distanced and masked at all times.
Aug. 28, 2020—Kathleen Montgomery, MD'15, made headlines this summer for a Facebook post she wrote in response to a conspiracy theory video regarding COVID-19. Her post, shared more than 200,000 times, pointed readers toward reliable sources of scientific information.
Aug. 27, 2020—Physician-scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are investigating whether SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be spread through aerosolized emissions (microscopic droplets and particles) during minimally invasive surgery in children.