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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.