Jul. 9, 2020—This week researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Gilead Sciences reported that remdesivir potently inhibited SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, in human lung cell cultures and that it improved lung function in mice infected with the virus.
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—In a message to university faculty, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses supporting school and college decision-making as Vanderbilt prepares for the fall semester.
Jul. 8, 2020—Nurse leaders from Vanderbilt and two other prominent nursing schools in Tennessee are conducting a national study to measure the impact of a decision by state leaders to waive physician oversight of advanced practice registered nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt has launched the ANCHOR DOWN. STEP UP. campaign, as the university continues to take action to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to prepare for the start of the fall semester.
Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Strategies to promote adaptive teaching and active learning this fall
Jul. 8, 2020—During a recent faculty town hall, Center for Teaching Director Derek Bruff presented several strategies for adaptive teaching and active learning that faculty and other instructors might find useful as they plan their fall courses.
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.
Jul. 7, 2020—Read a joint message from Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s on the guidance released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement July 6 regarding international students taking online classes this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul. 7, 2020—Read Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente's joint statement on guidance released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement July 6 regarding international students taking online classes this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul. 6, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente recently wrote to members of the Tennessee congressional delegation, urging them to support America’s leading research universities as they work through the ramifications of the COVID-19 global health pandemic.
Jul. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt faculty are encouraged to visit the Faculty Q&A page, which includes answers to questions asked by faculty at recent Return to Campus town halls. The page continues to be updated regularly.
Jul. 6, 2020—In a message to university faculty, Faculty Senate Chair Catherine McTamaney, Faculty Senate Vice Chair Ben Harris and Provost Susan R. Wente provide additional clarity and address concerns regarding faculty members' safe return to campus and how they will teach classes this fall.