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Being Human: The Nexus of Science and Spirituality March 19-20

Mar. 12, 2019—A two-day science communication event sponsored by the AAAS, Vanderbilt Graduate School, Russell G. Hamilton Leadership Institute and Communication of Science and Technology Program.

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Digging up bones thanks to a competitive grant from National Geographic

Mar. 8, 2019—Maya Krause, a Ph.D. student specializing in bioarchaeology, will spend her summer high in the mountains of Peru searching for ancient human remains after earning National Geographic’s Early Career Grant.

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Discovery of new “checkpoint” points to new cancer immunotherapy option

Feb. 21, 2019—An international team involving Vanderbilt researchers has discovered that a new “checkpoint” protein on immune system cells is active in tumors, and that blocking it — in combination with other treatments — is a successful therapeutic approach in mouse models of cancer.

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Annual Academic Pathways Symposium Feb. 22

Feb. 5, 2019—Finalists for the 2019 Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will be on campus Feb. 18-22 to explore research directions with Vanderbilt faculty members and learn more about the opportunities that would be available to them at Vanderbilt.

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What’s On My Mind: Educating the whole graduate student and postdoctoral scholar

Jan. 30, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the ways that Vanderbilt supports the career paths of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

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Major grant to bolster research on inflammation-related cancers

Jan. 25, 2019—Cancer Research UK has awarded a 20-million-pound grant (about $26 million U.S.) to a team of international investigators, including Vanderbilt’s James Goldenring, Eunyoung Choi and Jimin Min to study inflammation-related cancers.

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VU wins national award for model proposal to advance graduate education

Dec. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt has received the 2018 Educational Testing Service/Council of Graduate Schools Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education: From Admission through Completion.

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Reminder: Academic Pathways application deadline Nov. 1

Oct. 19, 2018—The application window for the 2019 cohort of Academic Pathways fellows will be closing Nov. 1. The Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship program is a research/mentorship program that is designed to bridge fellows between academic training and entry-level faculty positions.

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Novel genetic study sheds new light on risk of heart attack

Oct. 11, 2018—Loss of a protein that regulates mitochondrial function can greatly increase the risk of a heart attack, report Eric Gamazon, Sandra Zinkel and graduate students Christie Salisbury-Ruf and Clinton Bertram in new research.

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Second cohort of Academic Pathways fellows arrives on campus

Sep. 28, 2018—The Academic Pathways postdoctoral program bridges academic training and entry-level faculty positions with a particular emphasis on scholars with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellows application opens Oct. 1 

Sep. 28, 2018—The Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship program is a research/mentorship program that is designed to bridge fellows between academic training and entry-level faculty positions.

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Hundreds convene for ‘MLK to BLM: 50 Years of Struggle’ symposium

Sep. 27, 2018—Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members gathered on campus last week to listen, learn and be inspired during “Martin Luther King Jr. to Black Lives Matter: 50 years of Struggle.”

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