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Turning Heads: The Vanderbilt Brain Institute has emerged as a hub of discovery as neuroscience’s influence expands

Aug. 5, 2020—The VBI recently marked its 20th anniversary, a span that has seen the institute’s wide-ranging missions—including administering the university’s Neuroscience Graduate Program, as well as postdoctoral training and community outreach—steadily coalesce under a single umbrella.

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Provost’s office increasing support for graduate education

Jun. 24, 2020—The Office of the Provost will increase its focus on graduate education to ensure graduate students have the resources they need to be successful as Mark T. Wallace, dean of the Graduate School, prepares to step down from his leadership role to return to the faculty full time beginning Sept. 1, 2020.

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23 Vanderbilt students win prestigious NSF fellowships

Apr. 21, 2020—The National Science Foundation recently selected 18 Vanderbilt graduate students and five undergraduate students to receive Graduate Research Fellowships. Additionally, one undergraduate and 15 graduate students received honorable mentions.

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Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute announces spring 2020 grant recipients

Jan. 6, 2020—The Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute ended 2019 on a high note with the announcement of the spring 2020 Travel Grant and Dissertation Grant recipients.

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Vanderbilt launches Ph.D. program in health policy

Dec. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt University is now accepting applications for a new doctoral program in health policy. The program is being launched at a time when health care is consistently one of the most important issues to Americans at home and at the polls.

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Graduate Leadership Institute launches fall programming with visit from VU alumnus and former Anaheim mayor

Oct. 18, 2019—The Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute launched its fall semester programming with a presentation by Tom Tait, JD’85, MBA’85, former mayor of Anaheim, California. Tait explored themes of authentic leadership and leading with kindness during his Oct. 7 talk.

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Olatunji appointed associate dean of academic affairs at Graduate School

Oct. 18, 2019—Bunmi Olatunji, professor of psychology and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been appointed dean of academic affairs at the Graduate School, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He succeeds Richard Hoover, who is stepping down after 18 years in the role and will retire from Vanderbilt on Dec. 31.

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Research findings from national study of postdoctoral fellows subject of two-day symposium

Sep. 18, 2019—Directors and managers of postdoctoral offices from universities across the U.S. met at Vanderbilt Sept. 5–7 to discuss research findings related to a national study of postdoctoral fellows, including those at Vanderbilt and fellows of Vanderbilt’s Academic Pathways initiative.

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NSF funds Vanderbilt graduate trainee program to develop workplace innovations for those with autism

Sep. 11, 2019—A $3 million NSF grant will establish a new graduate program to train students focused on innovations connecting workforce needs to the talents of neurodiverse individuals.

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Three VU doctoral students receive 2019 Gilliam Fellowships to support diversity and inclusion in science

Sep. 3, 2019—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study to three Vanderbilt University doctoral students and their advisers. The grants are designed to support new scientific leaders and foster diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

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Defective transporter linked to autism

Jul. 24, 2019—A first-of-its-kind mouse model may help reveal mechanistic underpinnings for the altered behaviors of autism spectrum disorder.

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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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