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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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Gould awarded $10K prize for achievement in research

Aug. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty prize for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was awarded to Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Kathleen Gould Aug. 23. She was one of 10 award recipients during Fall Faculty Assembly.

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Carrasco to lead Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Aug. 21, 2018—Dr. Nancy Carrasco, a leading figure in the study of iodide transport and its critical role in the thyroid and mammary glands, has been named chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.

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New exhibit opens exploring history of women at Vanderbilt

Aug. 21, 2018—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will open “From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, featuring documents, books, photos, newspaper articles and oral histories about women's experiences on campus in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

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Fassinger, chief admissions and recruiting officer at Owen School, dies

Aug. 15, 2018—Tami Tinsley Fassinger, a beloved member of the Owen Graduate School of Management community for more than 20 years, died Aug. 15 in Nashville. She was 55.

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