Maternal health expert James Muchira named to American Academy of Nursing Jonas Policy Scholars Program
May. 17, 2021—James Muchira, a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Nursing, has been named an American Academy of Nursing Jonas Policy Scholar. This program supports early-career scholars seeking to build their knowledge and aptitude in health policy.
May. 17, 2021—Nominations are open through Monday, May 24, for the Thomas Jefferson Award, which recognizes distinguished service by a member of the faculty to Vanderbilt through extraordinary contributions in the councils and government of the university.
May. 7, 2021—Five Vanderbilt law professors—James F. Blumstein, Tracey E. George, Kevin Stack, Ingrid Wuerth and Nicholas S. Zeppos—have received 2021 Hall-Hartman Awards for Outstanding Teaching from the Vanderbilt Bar Association.
May. 4, 2021—Bonnie J. Dow, dean of academic affairs for the College of Arts and Science and professor of communication studies, is among 10 Nashville leaders selected for a Harvard Business School leadership program focused on communities’ shared growth and prosperity.
Apr. 28, 2021—Biochemistry professor Fred Guengerich and pharmacology professor Heidi Hamm have been named part of the inaugural class of fellows of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The newly established honor recognizes the most distinguished members of this professional society.
Pioneering Vanderbilt scholars Amy-Jill Levine and Hortense Spillers elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Apr. 22, 2021—The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced today the election of two esteemed members of Vanderbilt’s faculty, Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, and Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English. They are among 252 new members selected for the academy in 2021.
Apr. 14, 2021—Emily Greble, a historian of modern Europe whose research explores how the Balkans challenge presumptions about European history, is among 184 artists, writers, scholars and scientists awarded a 2021 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
Mar. 2, 2021—Seth Bordenstein, Centennial Professor of Biological Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative, has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.
Mar. 1, 2021—The extraordinary and creative efforts of five engineering faculty members to adapt to new teaching environments in fall 2020 have been recognized with Teaching Innovation Awards by Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering.
Feb. 16, 2021—Assistant Professor of Chemistry Steven D. Townsend, PhD’10, has been awarded a 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship, one of the highest honors for young scientists who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study.
Dec. 7, 2020—The Literacy Research Association has honored Kevin Leander, professor of literacy, language and culture at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, with the P. David Pearson Scholarly Influence Award.
Dec. 1, 2020—Justus Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering, was among the 10 finalists to present research during the live online competition Rising Stars of Light, a global campaign for the most talented young scientists in optics-related fields.