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Fall Semester Update from the Graduate School – June 16, 2020

Jun. 16, 2020—Dear graduate students, I am sure you were pleased, as was I, by the announcement from Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente today that we will be resuming on-campus, in-person classes for the fall semester. With that said, the semester will look unusual in a number of ways due...

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Letter to Graduate Students from Dean Marnett Concerning Reopening and Returning to Campus – June 16, 2020

Jun. 16, 2020—Dear Colleagues, The reopening of the University is underway and we are moving into Phase 2 of a four-phase process. I want to thank you all for your cooperation, hard work and willingness to comply with the University guidelines. It is exciting to be back in our laboratories and I am sure we all look...

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May 13, 2020 – Reopening Basic Sciences

May. 13, 2020—Dear Colleagues, You received a letter from Interim Chancellor Wente and the Deans yesterday announcing the Vanderbilt Return to Campus Plan which moves into Phase I on Monday, May 18. During Phase I, laboratories will be reopening with appropriate adaptations for social distancing and minimization of virus transmission. The School of Medicine Basic Sciences is...

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April 17, 2020 – Message to School of Medicine Graduate Students, from Dean Marnett and Dean Wallace

Apr. 18, 2020—Dear Colleagues, As we continue to settle into our temporary new normal, we want you to know that you are foremost in our minds. In spite of the current state of uncertainty, our faculty, our staff, and the two of us remain fully focused on your personal and professional success. We appreciate your tenacity in...

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April 17, 2020 – Message to School of Medicine Postdocs, from Dean Marnett and Dean Wallace

Apr. 18, 2020—Dear Colleagues, As we continue to settle into our temporary new normal, we want you to know that you are foremost in our minds. In spite of the current state of uncertainty, our faculty, our staff, and the two of us remain fully focused on your personal and professional success. We appreciate your tenacity in...

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April 10, 2020: Message to Basic Sciences Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Staff

Apr. 11, 2020—Message to Basic Sciences Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Staff – April 10, 2020 Looking for good reading material during the hiatus? This is a reminder that Vanderbilt’s Jean & Alexander Heard library provides free subscriptions to leading journals for faculty, students, staff. Click on either link below to start your free subscription to the New...

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April 10, 2020: Letter to VU Postdocs from Dean Mark Wallace and Associate Dean Clare McCabe

Apr. 10, 2020—Dear postdocs, While you are staying home, practicing social distancing, and engaging in other best practices to avoid COVID-19, I want to remind you of resources available to you through the university in order to promote mental and physical well-being, and productivity. The Postdoc Wellness Program is part of the Work/Life Connections program offered by...

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April 10, 2020: Letter to VUMC Postdocs from Dean Wallace and Associate Dean Clare McCabe

Apr. 10, 2020—Dear postdocs, While you are staying home, practicing social distancing, and engaging in other best practices to avoid COVID-19, I want to remind you of resources available to you through the university in order to promote mental and physical well-being, and productivity. The Postdoc Wellness Program is part of the Work/Life Connections program offered by...

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April 9, 2020: Resources to promote graduate student mental and physical well-being

Apr. 9, 2020—Dear graduate students, While you are staying home, practicing social distancing, and engaging in other best practices to avoid COVID-19, I want to remind you of the resources available to you through the university in order to promote mental and physical well-being. Furthermore, if you have questions about your Student Health Insurance Plan regarding coverage...

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April 2, 2020: Letter to QCB Students Regarding Final Lab Selection

Apr. 5, 2020—Dear Students: We hope that you remain well and are continuing to practice social distancing while staying engaged and connected via other means of communication. These times are unprecedented in our lifetime and are a challenge for all of us. In terms of academics, you should have received an announcement that you have until April...

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