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Spring Break Dissertation Writers' Mini-Retreat offered by the Vanderbilt Writing Studio

Kim Petrie
January 16, 2017
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The Writing Studio is hosting a Spring Break Dissertation Writers' Mini-Retreat. The retreat will take place on Monday and Tuesday of spring break, March 6-7. A short on-line application form is due by February 20. Here is a link to the information page and application form: https://vanderbilt.edu/writing/events/dissertation-writers-retreat/  

Spring Pre-Flight Program at the Wond'ry now accepting applications through January 30th!

Ashley Brady
January 13, 2017
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Wond'ry Pre-Flight Accepting Applications: Ever thought entrepreneurship will play a role in your life? Have an idea for a new product, technology, or new way of doing something? The Wond’ry in partnership with Vanderbilt’s CTTC and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center will offer a new session of PreFlight sponsored by Waller Lansden Dortch, & Davis, LLP beginning on February 1st. This 11 week program provides the foundational knowledge to successfully identify, assess, and ultimately launch a quality for profit or nonprofit venture.

5th Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant

Kim Petrie
January 11, 2017
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The Dannon Company is pleased to announce its 5th Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant opportunity. Established in 2012, the Dannon Fellowship Grant has been expanded to include the gut microbiome in recognition of its remarkable potential on the human body. As part of their continued commitment to support scientists and advance research of the gut microbiome, The Dannon Company is offering two grants of $25,000 each to undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral scholars to enhance their academic path.

Join Life Science TN for a Day on the Hill and Legislative Reception, Feb 15, 2017, Nashville, TN

Ashley Brady
January 10, 2017
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Join Life Science Tennessee members for this important annual event where our industry joins together in Nashville to advance our state policy agenda. During this legislative "Day on the Hill" at the Tennessee General Assembly, members meet one-on-one with state legislative leaders about the impacts and opportunities for industry growth in Tennessee.  

Volunteer Opportunity: Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science

Kate Stuart
January 9, 2017
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Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science is a service organization in which Vanderbilt students go out in groups of 4 or 5 to teach middle school children in metro Nashville schools science lessons. These lessons are quite simple and are all detailed in a manual which is provided for every team member.  VSVS requires a VERY LOW TIME COMMITMENT: only about 10 hours a semester. This encompasses four 1 hour lessons and two short training sessions from a team leader to learn the lessons. 

Life Science Tennessee podcast episode features BRET Office of Career Development team

Kate Stuart
January 5, 2017
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New episode of Life_Science.FM is now available for download! Interested in how one Tennessee university connects graduate students and post docs to industry experiences? Kathy Gould and Ashley Brady of Vanderbilt University talked to Life Science Tennessee about the nuts and bolts of Vanderbilt's BRET office and how they're encouraging students to look beyond academia.

Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences (CQS) Summer Institute

Kate Stuart
January 5, 2017
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This summer the Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences (CQS) is hosting their 4th annual Summer Institute from August 7-18, 2017.  The CQS Summer Institute provides graduate students, research fellows, faculty and investigators the opportunity to gain fundamental skills to apply the theory and methods behind the design and conduct of clinical research studies, covering core knowledge in biostatistics and bioinformatics, as well as more specialized studies of data visualization, modeling, statistical software and analysis, high-dimensional experiments, next-generation sequencing, and ge

Graduate Student Conference, The Aesthetics of Surveillance: Biomedical Ethics & Privacy

Kate Stuart
December 22, 2016
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This roundtable discussion will bridge a transatlantic debate on contemporary surveillance, welcoming diverse views through an interdisciplinary discussion on the ethics and privacy concerns of modern biomedicine and genetics on Saturday March 25th, 2017. The roundtable discussion will parse the impact of global surveillance in the light of modern medical advancements from various research angles. Our conference offers an aesthetic inquiry of surveillance in German but also trans-Atlantic cultural perspectives, therefore we invite ALL interested students to submit abstracts regardless of your background!

CIRTL's spring courses include research mentor training, academic search help and more

Kate Stuart
December 20, 2016
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The CIRTL Network is providing several online courses this spring. Check them out! Teaching-as-Research On Mondays from January 30 to April 3. Weekly online meetings at 11AM-12:30PM ET/10-11:30AM CT/9-11:30AM MT/8-9:30AM PT This course will help students develop a full Teaching-as-Research proposal and will be poised to conduct their research in the summer or fall of 2017. Available for 1 optional credit. Open to 30 students.

Fall 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference Webcast

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2016
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If you would like to understand funding opportunities and peer review processes at the National Science Foundation, the Fall 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference Webcast is now available on YouTube, and may be accessed here. Topics include: Types of NSF Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation, Award Management, the Merit Review Process, the Faculty Early Career Developme

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