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Cutting honored with NIH Merit Award and Leadership Award of Women in Cognitive Science

Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt educational neuroscientist and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator Laurie Cutting has received a rare $3 million National Institutes of Health Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She also has been selected to receive the Leadership Award of Women in Cognitive Science.

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Five faculty elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 27, 2018—Five Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. 

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Olivia Kew-Fickus named VIRG’s new executive director

Nov. 26, 2018—Olivia Kew-Fickus, a higher education administrator with two decades of experience in using data to support academic strategy and planning, has been named as the next leader of VIRG.

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Briefings on National Academies of Sciences sexual harassment study set for Nov. 26

Nov. 19, 2018—Recommendations from the national report “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine” will be presented on campus Nov. 26.

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Disruptive Women Lead cohort kicks off with interactive sessions and team building at the Wond’ry

Nov. 19, 2018—The Wond’ry played host to 21 women of color from Vanderbilt, Belmont, Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee and Spelman universities for the Nov. 10 kickoff of the first Disruptive Women Lead cohort.

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Provost’s steering committee announced for initiative on status of women

Nov. 16, 2018—Political science professor Cindy Kam will lead a new steering committee to guide actions and areas for study for an initiative focusing on women students, faculty and postdocs, announced earlier by Provost Susan R. Wente.

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New faculty: Leanne Boehm

Nov. 12, 2018—Leanne Boehm is assistant professor of nursing.

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New faculty: Jennifer Larson

Nov. 12, 2018—Jennifer Larson is associate professor of political science.

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New faculty: Lisa Monteggia

Nov. 12, 2018—Lisa Monteggia is professor of pharmacology and Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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New faculty: Molly Barth

Nov. 12, 2018—Molly Barth is assistant professor of flute.

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New faculty: Jeanette Bauchat

Nov. 12, 2018—Jeanette Bauchat is associate professor of anesthesiology.

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New faculty: Bianca Manago

Nov. 12, 2018—Bianca Manago is assistant professor of sociology.

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