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Initiative focuses on empowering young adults with autism

Jul. 27, 2017—A new Vanderbilt initiative aims to improve the lives of young adults with autism spectrum disorders who often end up socially isolated once they leave school.

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TIPs funding awarded to 15 innovative interdisciplinary projects

Jul. 17, 2017—Fifteen interdisciplinary concepts—from LGBT policies to the autism advantage to life at the cellular level—will be explored at Vanderbilt, thanks to the 2017 round of TIPs funding.

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In two years, TIPs awards have made significant impact

Jul. 17, 2017—More than 250 faculty members and several hundred students are addressing a vast range of topics through the TIPs award program. TIPs projects have secured more than $12 million in external funding.

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VU Inside: Cut the noise! New research making hospital alarms smarter and quieter

May. 2, 2017—VUMC anesthesiologist Joseph Schlesinger is teaming up with undergrads in neuroscience and biomedical engineering to make hospital alarms better, quieter and easier to work with.

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Exhibition to share life lessons of African American seniors

Apr. 7, 2017—An exhibition showcasing life stories of African American seniors—part of a project founded by Associate Provost Ifeoma Nwankwo—will be displayed April 13 at Sarratt Student Center.

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See photos from March 20 TIPs Fair and Reception

Mar. 29, 2017—Faculty, collaborators and students associated with 14 currently funded Trans-institutional Programs projects showcased their work March 20 during an informal networking event held in the Alumni Hall Reading Room.

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Vanderbilt’s first-ever Africa Week set for April 2–7

Mar. 29, 2017—To raise awareness of university opportunities to engage with Africa, Vanderbilt will host its first-ever Africa Week April 2-7, sponsored by the Trans-Institutional Program Africa at a Crossroads.

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Faculty invited to learn about TIPs, University Courses in March

Feb. 13, 2017—The Office of the Provost will host a pair of events in March aimed at raising awareness of and sharing information about two major initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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VU BreakThru blog highlights faculty accomplishments, showcases possibilities of internal funding programs

Feb. 9, 2017—A new blog site provides Vanderbilt faculty involved with the university’s internal funding programs—Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs), University Courses, Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants—a platform from which they can communicate some of the most relevant aspects of their projects.

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‘The Banjo’ musical conversation features Dubois and Flemons

Jan. 16, 2017—"The Banjo: A Conversation with Laurent Dubois and Dom Flemons" will include a musical performance by Flemons, a Grammy-winning musician, Jan. 26 in Alumni Hall.

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Brazil TIPs project may unlock key answers in health care delivery while creating immersive student research opportunities

Dec. 19, 2016—Through a TIPs award, Vanderbilt University faculty and students are researching Brazil's universal health care system to find out why residents give the system failing marks.

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Reminder: TIPs pre-proposals due Nov. 28; University Courses proposals due Dec. 12

Nov. 15, 2016—Pre-proposals for the 2017-18 round of Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) are due Monday, Nov. 28, and proposals for University Courses are due Monday, Dec. 12.

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