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Postdoctoral scholars celebrated during National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Sep. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs sponsored a trio of events to celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The week was created by the National Postdoc Association in 2009 to recognize the significant contributions that postdocs make to U.S. research and discovery.

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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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Yohn named Postdoc of the Year at annual symposium; Sappington named Mentor of the Year

Apr. 22, 2019—Postdoctoral scholars Samantha Yohn and Anneke Sanders and ophthalmology professor Rebecca Sappington were honored by the Graduate School at the 13th Annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Symposium on April 9.

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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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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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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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Prehistoric people also likely disrupted by environmental change

May. 24, 2018—A prehistoric community in the Mississippi Delta may have abandoned a large ceremonial site after the bayou it sits on began to dry up.

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Hinkel named Postdoc of the Year at annual symposium; Disney named Mentor of the Year

Apr. 25, 2018—Postdoctoral scholar Natalie Hinkel has been named Postdoc of the Year by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for her exceptional scholarship. Assistant Professor of Psychology Anita Disney was honored as Mentor of the Year at the 12th annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Symposium April 12.

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Mississippi River Delta will lose more land than can be reclaimed

Apr. 11, 2018—Before the Industrial Age, the Mississippi Delta grew at a rate of two to three square miles per year, suggesting that, even with current reclamation efforts, it is unlikely that it will be possible to offset the current rate of loss--15 to 20 square miles per year

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Planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 star provide clues to the nature of habitable worlds

Mar. 20, 2018—The newly discovered planets appear to have too much water to sustain life but provide hints at what sorts of planets might do so.

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