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New working group to assess environmental health and safety at Vanderbilt

Mar. 8, 2019—Goals of the working group will include planning for an institution-wide laser safety program, compiling inventories of lab and non-lab spaces and equipment, and defining required training for university personnel.

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Rosenthal to step down as VINSE director; planning for institute’s future begins

Feb. 27, 2019—Sandra Rosenthal will step down as director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering on June 30 following 12 years of service.

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Ancora Innovation proposal submissions open March 14

Feb. 26, 2019—This is the second request for proposals to Ancora since Vanderbilt and Deerfield launched their collaboration in 2018 with a commitment from Deerfield of up to $65 million in initial funding over five years to support promising drug discovery research.

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U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center chief scientist to give Parker Lecture Feb. 5

Feb. 1, 2019—Dr. David Pittman of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will discuss “Environmental Engineering and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center” on Tuesday, Feb. 5, as part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Frank Parker Lecture Series.

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Research software engineer-for-hire core service available

Nov. 30, 2018—Do you need a programmer? The Office of the Vice Provost for Research sponsors a research software engineer-for-hire core service. All research projects are welcome.

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Ancora announces major funding awards to support Vanderbilt drug discovery research

Nov. 26, 2018—Ancora Innovation, LLC, the new collaboration between Vanderbilt and Deerfield Management established earlier this year, has completed its inaugural proposal review process and announced two projects selected for funding.

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Vanderbilt continues in top 10 of ‘World’s Most Innovative Universities’

Nov. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt University—for the second consecutive year—has been named the 10th most innovative university in the world, according to a 2018 "Reuters Top 100" analysis.

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New faculty advisory committee to develop research IT services and resources on campus

Oct. 9, 2018—A new faculty advisory committee has been convened to prioritize communication, security, programming, networking and storage resource needs as they relate to research.

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CTTC to host session on funding opportunities for physicians, scientists developing new therapies

Oct. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization will host a session on Oct. 16 with the Harrington Discovery Institute to explore funding opportunities for physicians and scientists who are developing new therapies.

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Leadership expansion announced at Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy

Sep. 25, 2018—Jay Clayton has been reappointed as director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy and is joined by new Associate Director Alexandre Frenette. The two will continue to expand the reach and visibility of the Curb Center and its core programs and activities.

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TIPs pre-proposals due Oct. 29

Sep. 23, 2018—Now in its fifth year, the TIPs program is a $50 million strategic investment in interdisciplinary research that awards funding for projects that aim to answer some of society’s grandest challenges.

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L-POD program takes faculty research to new heights

Sep. 19, 2018—The Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development program, launched in 2017, has a new home in the Office of Research Development and Support and is gearing up for further expansion and progress.

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