Covid-19 Supporting the Community
Oct. 23, 2020—During the inaugural Fall Staff Assembly, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier thanked the staff for their hard work, perseverance and expertise to launch the Return to Campus plan. More than 1,250 staff attended the virtual event.
Sep. 21, 2020—Law Students for Social Justice will discuss the history of housing discrimination in Nashville and how COVID-19 has impacted the affordable housing market during an online event from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
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.
Jul. 31, 2020—The Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative will host "Medical Apartheid Revisited: Pandemic, Politics and Priorities," an online social justice conference Aug. 5-7, to explore increasing racial and ethnic health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt ISSS bolsters efforts to support the university’s international students, who are navigating challenges ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to rapidly changing government directives.
Jul. 9, 2020—Three Vanderbilt Law School students with the school's Immigration Practice Clinic assisted in drafting a Nashville Metropolitan Council resolution that supports immigrant communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The resolution was passed by the Metro Council on July 7.
Jul. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University has signed a nationwide pledge from college admissions officers outlining what is expected and valued on college applications to reduce stress for prospective students and their families.
Vanderbilt medical experts discuss health disparities, inequities during COVID-19 on webinar co-hosted with SEC chief diversity officers
Jun. 26, 2020—More than 600 attendees from across the Southeast participated in a June 24 webinar on COVID-19 health disparities hosted by Vanderbilt and presented by the chief diversity officers of universities in the Southeastern Conference.
Chief diversity officers of the SEC to present a COVID-19 webinar on health disparities, inequities and possible solutions June 24
Jun. 15, 2020—Chief diversity officers from across the Southeastern Conference will offer a webinar on Wednesday, June 24, exploring the intersection of race and the COVID-19 health crisis. The Vanderbilt-hosted webinar is free and open to the public.
Jun. 10, 2020—A rapid response grant by the Henry Luce Foundation will continue the intensive humanitarian efforts of Vanderbilt Divinity School after tornadoes wreaked havoc across Tennessee, followed by COVID-19.
Jun. 1, 2020—A virtual self-screening tool developed by Vanderbilt global health experts will help individuals assess their risk of COVID-19 and provide anonymized data to public health researchers and officials studying the spread of the disease.
VUPS creates Public Health AmbassaDores program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community
May. 28, 2020—In an effort to guide the university community in practicing healthy behaviors during COVID-19, Vanderbilt has launched the Public Health AmbassaDores program to address questions regarding campus health and safety measures. The program began on Monday, May 18, during Vanderbilt Phase 1 of the Return to Campus Plan.