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Memorial celebration honoring Conway-Welch set for Nov. 12

Nov. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will celebrate the life and impact of longtime dean Colleen Conway-Welch on Monday, Nov. 12.

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New faculty: Stephanie Budwey

Nov. 2, 2018—Stephanie Budwey is Luce Dean’s Faculty Fellow Assistant Professor of the History and Practice of Christian Worship and the Arts.

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Smith named associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives for Development and Alumni Relations

Oct. 29, 2018—Highly seasoned higher education administrator Tina L. Smith will join Development and Alumni Relations as associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives beginning Nov. 1.

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Reinhart-King receives inaugural BMES Mid-Career Award

Oct. 26, 2018—Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, is the inaugural recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Mid-Career Award, which recognizes meritorious achievements and leadership in biomedical engineering and significant involvement and sustained contributions to the BMES.

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Rothamel selected as Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Oct. 25, 2018—Katherine Rothamel, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected as the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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Colleen Conway-Welch, nursing education pioneer and emerita dean, has died

Oct. 12, 2018—Conway-Welch, who transformed nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally, died Oct. 12 following a courageous battle with cancer.

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Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt educational neuroscientist, honored with NIH Merit Award

Oct. 5, 2018—Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education Laurie Cutting has received a $3 million NIH Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Gordon receives NIH award for music and speech research

Oct. 3, 2018—Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Reyna Gordon has received a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award of $2.3 million for her project, “Biomarkers of Rhythmic Communication: Integrating Foundational and Translational Approaches.”

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Hafkenschiel to lead new university transportation office

Oct. 1, 2018—Erin Hafkenschiel has been appointed executive director of mobility in the Division of Administration effective Oct. 1.

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Nursing taps Rolanda Johnson as new assistant dean for diversity, inclusion

Sep. 24, 2018—Rolanda Johnson, assistant dean for academics and associate professor of nursing, has been named assistant dean for diversity and inclusion for the School of Nursing.

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Bojarski named executive director of Student Access Services

Sep. 17, 2018—Jamie Bojarski has been appointed director of Student Access Services and will lead the office in ensuring a wide range of support services are provided to students with disabilities.

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Hatton, scholar and advocate for the visually impaired, dies

Sep. 9, 2018—Deborah Hatton, an emerita faculty member in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, has died.

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