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. 16, 2020—The University Working Group on Schools and Childcare has announced that the new Vanderbilt caregivers online forums launched this week for VU community members to connect and exchange ideas and resources regarding child care solutions and arrangements beyond Vanderbilt’s campus.
Jul. 15, 2020—Based on positive results in preclinical studies reported today, potently neutralizing antibodies identified by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are showing promise as a potential therapy for preventing and treating COVID-19.
Jul. 15, 2020—Medical and public health experts from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host two virtual town halls focused on the medical aspects of COVID-19 on Saturday, July 18. They will address the latest understanding of the virus, best practices and the science behind public health protocols designed to slow the spread, as well as the university’s plans for testing and contact tracing. The town hall for faculty and staff will take place from noon to 1 p.m. The town hall for student and families will take place from 2 to 3 p.m.
Jul. 14, 2020—An experimental coronavirus vaccine stimulated robust immune responses against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and raised no serious safety concerns in an early-stage clinical trial.
Jul. 10, 2020—Dr. David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Chair in Medicine and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, discusses why it's important for everyone on the Vanderbilt campus to continue COVID-19 safety measures.
Vanderbilt, peer institutions oppose new ICE guidance for international students, will file amicus brief
Jul. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt University and more than 50 of the nation’s top universities and colleges plan to file a joint amicus brief in support of a lawsuit opposing new federal immigration guidance requiring international students with F-1 visas to leave the United States, or transfer to another school, if their institution offers remote-only instruction in the fall. The brief is expected to be filed early next week.
Message from Provost Wente and Vice Chancellor Kopstain to community members with school-aged children
Jul. 10, 2020—The university fully recognizes the challenges that local school districts' plans for the fall pose for members of the Vanderbilt community with school-aged children and is committed to continuing to help faculty, staff, postdocs and students navigate the ever-changing impacts of the pandemic on daily life, write Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in a message to the VU community.
Jul. 10, 2020—Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Abhishek Dubey is applying artificial intelligence to address how the essential public transit systems of Nashville and Chattanooga—WeGo Public Transit and CARTA, respectively—can maintain social distancing protocols and proactively plan bus routes and schedules in response to COVID-19.
Jul. 9, 2020—Do you plan to seek corporate and foundation funding, or would you like to learn more about the process? Join the Corporate and Foundation Relations team for an overview of its services and resources, including a high-level review of COVID-19 private grant opportunities, on Tuesday, July 21.
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.