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Development staff gathers for day of service at West Nashville Dream Center

Jun. 29, 2018—More than 50 DAR staff volunteered June 18 to help the West Nashville Dream Center pack up for its move to a new location.

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My Southern Health: What to ask your doctor about prostate cancer screening

Jun. 28, 2018—In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that men of all ages should not be routinely screened for levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). These are the blood tests to detect the possibility of prostate cancer. That group now recommends that men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their doctors and make well-informed individual decisions about the potential harms and benefits of PSA screening, and treatment if cancer is found.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2019 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

Jun. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC collaboratively) may nominate one candidate for the Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Program for 2019. The foundation supports early-career biomedical scholars doing pioneering research. This award typically provides $550,000 over five yearsfor young investigators involved in research in the cure and treatment of diseases in the fields of cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

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TASTE Challenge registration open

Jun. 27, 2018—Enjoy the TASTE of eating right through a ten week experience of preparing delicious food, saving money, and minimizing your time in the kitchen. Register by midnight July 17 to begin the 10 week TASTE Challenge on July 19.

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Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy beef appetizers’ July 11

Jun. 25, 2018—The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus present, Vandy Cooks: Healthy Appetizers with Beef, on Wednesday, July 11 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Teaching Kitchen.

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Limited submission opportunity: the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Jun. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt may submit one application to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Grants. The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations are pleased to support projects in the following areas: Private Higher Education, Interfaith Leadership & Religious Literacy and Public Educational Media.

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My Southern Health: 5 ways to help children use social media responsibly

Jun. 25, 2018—Nearly all U.S. children age 13 to 17 — 95 percent — have smartphones, according to a Pew Research Center survey released in May 2018. Smartphones give them easy access to the Internet, and social media platforms along with it.

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Benefitexpress holiday hours began June 29

Jun. 22, 2018—On Friday, June 29, benefitexpress will be closing at 1 p.m. (including Customer Care) and will resume normal hours the following business day. In addition, on Wednesday, July 4, the benefitexpress offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

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Limited submission opportunity: The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Discretionary Grants

Jun. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt University may submit 1 application to the The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Discretionary Grants program. The Community Foundation is positioned to assess community needs and opportunities and supportquality programs providing solutions. Their discretionary grants are awarded to respond to new programs, emerging needs and innovative services for the benefit of our community. They are particularly interested in grant proposals addressing currently unmet community needs and providing long-term solutions. 

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Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach Research Symposium July 11

Jun. 22, 2018—High school students who completed their research projects through programs of the Center for Science Outreach will present their research at a symposium and poster session July 11.

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Watch highlights video from Employee Appreciation Picnic

Jun. 20, 2018—The Employee Appreciation Picnic, “Under the Big Top,” was the first independently hosted Employee Appreciation picnic to thank all university employees for their hard work throughout the year. The event featured multiple food trucks with a variety of cultural foods as well as games. 

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New phone numbers for EEO, Title IX and Student Access Services offices

Jun. 18, 2018—The offices of Equal Employment Opportunity, Title IX and Student Discrimination, and Student Access Services have changed their phone numbers. Please make a note of it.

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