Federal Relations

  • Vanderbilt University

    Tennessee-based congressional staff spend day at Vanderbilt

    Tennessee-based congressional staff members spent the day on campus June 25 to learn firsthand about Vanderbilt services and resources. Read More

    Jul. 2, 2014

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    Two Vanderbilt projects showcased at SmartAmerica Challenge EXPO

    Two Vanderbilt engineers participated in the SmartAmerica Challenge EXPO in Washington D.C. Read More

    Jun. 12, 2014

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    Russell the Robot goes to Washington

    Russell the Robot, the two-foot humanoid that has demonstrated robots can help young children diagnosed with autism spread disorder learn basic social skills, was featured at the 20th annual Coalition for National Science Funding exhibit. Read More

    May. 23, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Rein in state licensing boards, VU prof tells House subcommittee

    Vanderbilt University law professor Rebecca Haw told a U.S. House subcommittee that the power of state licensing boards should be trimmed to the point where competition can again take hold. Read More

    Mar. 27, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Watch: Close the innovation deficit

    Innovation Deficit: The widening gap between the actual level of government funding for research and higher education and what the investment needs to be if the United States is to remain the world's innovation leader. Read More

    Mar. 6, 2014

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    Two from Vanderbilt will head task forces for AAU

    L-r: Vanderbilt LifeFlight pilot Luke Sparrow, flight nurse Neil Worf and LifeFlight public affairs manager Jerry Jones give a tour of LifeFlight facilities to Tennessee congressional delegation staff members Andrew Merritt from the office of Rep. Charles Fleischmann, R-Tenn. (3rd District); MaryAnn Buentello representing Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. (7th… Read More

    Jan. 10, 2014

  • Government and medicine

    Vanderbilt Medicine: The sequestration era

    Efforts by the federal government to control the nation’s spiraling budget deficit, including sequestration that took effect on March 1, have created the potential for significant impact to Medicare’s long-standing support for graduate medical education and could limit the ability of the nation’s academic medical centers to care for patients and train the next generation of physicians, says Donald Brady, senior associate dean of Graduate Medical Education for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Read More

    Sep. 18, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Outlook for Immigration Reform and Implications for Higher Education

    L-r: Vanderbilt LifeFlight pilot Luke Sparrow, flight nurse Neil Worf and LifeFlight public affairs manager Jerry Jones give a tour of LifeFlight facilities to Tennessee congressional delegation staff members Andrew Merritt from the office of Rep. Charles Fleischmann, R-Tenn. (3rd District); MaryAnn Buentello representing Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. (7th… Read More

    Aug. 1, 2013

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    Award recognizes researcher who discovered diabetes medicine in Gila monster venom

    Vanderbilt-sponsored Golden Goose Award celebrates University of California researcher's discovery that the poisonous venom of the Gila monster can help prevent some of diabetes’ most severe complications. Read More

    Aug. 1, 2013

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    Immigration reform and higher education topic of federal forum

    Immigration reform and its implications for higher education will be the topic of a federal forum July 31 at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Jul. 10, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Chancellor joins Tennessee leaders to press for federal research funding

    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and other state leaders met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., to urge support for sustained federal investments in science and engineering research. Read More

    Jun. 17, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Weiss participates in NSF advocacy day

    As part of Vanderbilt’s ongoing federal advocacy efforts in support of federal funding for research and education at the National Science Foundation, Sharon Weiss, associate professor of electrical engineering and physics, traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Coalition for National Science Funding’s (CNSF) advocacy day and Capitol Hill reception on May 7. Read More

    May. 10, 2013

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    Zeppos urges Congress to prioritize research universities and academic medical centers

    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos spent Feb. 12 and 13 in Washington, D.C., meeting with congressional leaders and making the case for federal investments in science and engineering research and education. Read More

    Feb. 14, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt experts discuss election dynamics, fallout at Federal Forum

    L-r: Vanderbilt LifeFlight pilot Luke Sparrow, flight nurse Neil Worf and LifeFlight public affairs manager Jerry Jones give a tour of LifeFlight facilities to Tennessee congressional delegation staff members Andrew Merritt from the office of Rep. Charles Fleischmann, R-Tenn. (3rd District); MaryAnn Buentello representing Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. (7th… Read More

    Oct. 16, 2012

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    Video: Panel discussion: Election 2012 and the Congressional “Lame Duck”: What’s at Stake?

    L-r: Vanderbilt LifeFlight pilot Luke Sparrow, flight nurse Neil Worf and LifeFlight public affairs manager Jerry Jones give a tour of LifeFlight facilities to Tennessee congressional delegation staff members Andrew Merritt from the office of Rep. Charles Fleischmann, R-Tenn. (3rd District); MaryAnn Buentello representing Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. (7th… Read More

    Oct. 15, 2012

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    Oct. 15 panel will discuss possible effects of 2012 election

    L-r: Vanderbilt LifeFlight pilot Luke Sparrow, flight nurse Neil Worf and LifeFlight public affairs manager Jerry Jones give a tour of LifeFlight facilities to Tennessee congressional delegation staff members Andrew Merritt from the office of Rep. Charles Fleischmann, R-Tenn. (3rd District); MaryAnn Buentello representing Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. (7th… Read More

    Oct. 3, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Ten ways to rescue research universities

    According to economic studies, somewhere between 30 to 50 percent of the United States’ current gross national product is based on products and technologies that have their origin in the nation’s research laboratories. Read More

    Jul. 19, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Federal Forum: Campaign Hype or Substantive Policy?

    L-r: Vanderbilt LifeFlight pilot Luke Sparrow, flight nurse Neil Worf and LifeFlight public affairs manager Jerry Jones give a tour of LifeFlight facilities to Tennessee congressional delegation staff members Andrew Merritt from the office of Rep. Charles Fleischmann, R-Tenn. (3rd District); MaryAnn Buentello representing Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. (7th… Read More

    Jun. 26, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Grad student demos tablet apps to aid visually impaired on Capitol Hill

    L-r: Vanderbilt LifeFlight pilot Luke Sparrow, flight nurse Neil Worf and LifeFlight public affairs manager Jerry Jones give a tour of LifeFlight facilities to Tennessee congressional delegation staff members Andrew Merritt from the office of Rep. Charles Fleischmann, R-Tenn. (3rd District); MaryAnn Buentello representing Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. (7th… Read More

    May. 24, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Office of Federal Relations launches Facebook page

    L-r: Vanderbilt LifeFlight pilot Luke Sparrow, flight nurse Neil Worf and LifeFlight public affairs manager Jerry Jones give a tour of LifeFlight facilities to Tennessee congressional delegation staff members Andrew Merritt from the office of Rep. Charles Fleischmann, R-Tenn. (3rd District); MaryAnn Buentello representing Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. (7th… Read More

    Dec. 21, 2011