May. 15, 2020—Buddy Creech, director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, is helping lead some of the NIH-funded treatment trials of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
May. 15, 2020—As chairman of Metro Nashville’s Board of Health, Alex Jahangir is coordinating the city’s COVID-19 response and providing leadership that has likely saved lives.
May. 15, 2020—Gov. Andy Beshear is receiving praise for how he is leading Kentuckians through the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response.
May. 15, 2020—Dr. Liza Weavind, professor of anesthesiology and surgery and associate division chief of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, is on the frontlines of caring for patients affected by COVID-19 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
May. 15, 2020—Katie McGinnis is the director of psychosocial service for Family Legacy, a large nonprofit that serves 15,000 orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia. Her team is providing developmentally appropriate COVID-19 disease education resources and have even left their own families to move into the residential care facility for the duration of their lockdown (at least three months) to provide counseling and psychosocial services to the 650 children who live full-time at the facility.
May. 15, 2020—Kim Le, a storyboard artist at DreamWorks Animation, writes and draws notes of appreciation to those at the frontlines.
May. 15, 2020—As CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI), Richard Hatchett is playing a lead role in the global effort to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.
May. 15, 2020—Flip Biddelman is using his restaurant Gertie as a part-time soup kitchen for laid-off hospitality workers in New York City.
May. 15, 2020—Missy and Scott Tannen, founders of Boll & Branch, have donated mattresses and pillows to emergency medical operations in the fight against COVID-19 in New York.
Vanderbilt receives $20 million from The William K. Warren Foundation to further treatments for brain disorders
May. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received $20 million from The William K. Warren Foundation, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to establish the Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to support pharmaceutical breakthroughs.
May. 4, 2020—On May 5, you are invited to participate in Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving and unity held in response to COVID-19. Your meaningful gift of any size will help to strengthen Vanderbilt University’s Student Hardship Fund, COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund, or any school or program.