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Faculty awards honor clinical, teaching, research excellence

May. 5, 2016—Less than a week has passed since the reorganization that separated Vanderbilt University from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) became effective April 29, but early signs are very positive, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of VUMC and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, said Tuesday during his Spring Faculty Meeting and Awards Program.

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Douglas Perkins earns community psychology research award

Apr. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt professor Douglas Perkins has been named among the Society for Community Research and Action’s 2015-16 award recipients.

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Four new faculty heads join The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 13, 2016—First-year students will not be the only new faces at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons this fall. Four new faculty heads of house have signed on to live in the first-year student community and help further its mission of easing the transition to university life and extending learning outside the classroom.

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Farran named ‘Children’s Champion’ by NAAEYC

Apr. 12, 2016—Vanderbilt education researcher Dale Farran was honored by the Nashville Area Association for the Education of Young Children April 10.

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Vanderbilt poet awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr. 9, 2016—Beth Bachmann, a Vanderbilt writer-in-residence who has published two poetry collections, has been selected from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants for a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

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Gender awareness and inclusion forum scheduled for April 12

Apr. 7, 2016—The second of two forums discussing gender awareness and inclusion at Vanderbilt sponsored by the Faculty Senate and Vanderbilt Student Government will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Moore College, Room A117. All faculty, students and staff are invited to attend.

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Wilson receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Apr. 4, 2016—John T. Wilson, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development award. The five-year, $500,000 grant will allow him to develop new synthetic materials for “encoding” immunological messages and tightly regulating their delivery to the organs, cells and pathways of the immune system.

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Chancellor reviews a year of dialogue, change and renewed energy at Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 1, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discussed the implementation of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan, the university and Medical Center transition to two separate legal and financial entities, groundbreaking research, and the university's examination of what community looks like at Vanderbilt in his Spring Faculty Assembly address.

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Sealy wins first faculty diversity award; five others recognized

Mar. 31, 2016—The first winner of a Vanderbilt award to recognize faculty who contribute to diversity went to Linda Sealy of the School of Medicine.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements

Mar. 31, 2016—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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Mahadevan wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Mar. 30, 2016—Engineering professor Sankaran Mahadevan has been named as the Vanderbilt recipient of the 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award. The award is given annually to a professor at each of the SEC's 14 member schools.

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Three Vanderbilt faculty, staff nominated for 2016 ATHENA Award

Mar. 17, 2016—Bonnie Dow, Michele Johnson and Kristy Sinkfield are among the nominees for the 2016 ATHENA Award from Nashville Cable.

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