Internal Announcements & Editorials

  • Vanderbilt University

    Tiffany Lawrence Givens promoted to assistant dean for administration

    Tiffany Lawrence Givens, director of human resources, will become assistant dean for administration on Dec. 1. In this role, she will support Dean John Kuriyan in advancing strategic priorities and provide operational leadership. Read More

    Nov. 21, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Virtual ORCID Workshop for Researchers

    The ORCID US Community Consortium, of which Vanderbilt is a member, is offering an ORCID Workshop for Researchers on Nov. 16. As many know, federal agencies and publishers increasingly ask for digital persistent identifiers like ORCID. The VU Libraries recommend this session if you do not already have an account. Virtual ORCID… Read More

    Oct. 22, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Elevating user experience for our Basic Sciences community:  School of Medicine Basic Sciences implements FutureVU design system 

    We’re live!    For user experience designers like myself, one of the most exciting and challenging aspects of our work is the opportunity to bring fresh design concepts and user-centric approaches to websites. Read More

    Oct. 19, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Interview with a Vampire: Sesame Street’s Count von Count

    Vice Dean Chuck Sanders conducted his annual Halloween Interview, this time with Sesame Street’s Count von Count, a much loved and highly respected expert on teaching numerical skills to children.  Here is a transcript of their conversation. CS:   Mr. von Count, let me say what an incredible honor it… Read More

    Oct. 1, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Top five things to consider when preparing to purchase freezers for research labs

    Top five things to consider when preparing to purchase freezers for research labs By Selene Colon Research laboratories require reliable and efficient freezers to store various samples, including biological specimens, enzymes, antibodies, and other temperature-sensitive reagents. Second only to fume hoods, your lab’s cold storage (refrigerators, freezers, cold rooms) is… Read More

    Sep. 26, 2023

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    NIH’s clarifying guidance for oversight of foreign sub-awards

    The NIH has released its final guide notice clarifying its longstanding policy on foreign sub-award and consortium agreements. This applies to all U.S. NIH grants with a sub-contract to a foreign institution. This guide is in response to audits conducted by the Office of the Inspector General… Read More

    Sep. 21, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Gama named associate dean for equity and inclusive mentoring

    Vivian Gama, PhD Vivian Gama, associate professor of cell and developmental biology, has been named the new associate dean for equity and inclusive mentoring as of Sept. 1. “In order to build upon our past and current efforts, we are excited to name Vivian Gama as associate dean of equity… Read More

    Aug. 30, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    High-impact science

    By Selene Colon The School of Medicine Basic Sciences would like to recognize our faculty for pursuing high-impact research that leads to national recognition of Vanderbilt’s research excellence. High-impact science is often identified by the number of citations related papers receive, but highly cited papers are not always in premier… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2023