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Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers

May. 12, 2020—As hospital and health care staff across the country continue learning more about the transmission and spread of COVID-19, caregivers for coronavirus patients continue adapting to the changing needs and best practices for personal protective equipment (PPE). Now, a new collaborative project from clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery...

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Outstanding 2020 engineering graduates recognized

May. 8, 2020—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, has announced 2020 awards and honors to seniors. A special recorded video also is available on the school’s Commencement website. Vanderbilt’s 2020 Commencement ceremonies and related events were postponed in March due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The university will hold a set of special events...

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New COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund engages community in Vanderbilt’s fight against coronavirus

Apr. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt University has established a new COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund. The fund enables donations to support research and innovation projects to fight COVID-19. “Since the beginning of this global crisis, Vanderbilt University has been called upon to use our research capabilities to address urgent needs due to the impacts of COVID-19,” said Interim Chancellor...

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Caldwell, Hatzell are inaugural Flowers Family Faculty Fellows in Engineering

Apr. 27, 2020—Mechanical engineering professors Joshua Caldwell and Kelsey Hatzell are inaugural recipients of Flowers Family faculty awards. Caldwell is the Flowers Family Chancellor Faculty Fellow in Engineering. Hatzell is the Flowers Family Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Engineering. The awards target professors who have shown a strong evidence of scientific accomplishment early in their careers and are...

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Evans, Rothschild elected to second terms on Vanderbilt Board of Trust

Apr. 22, 2020—Bruce R. Evans, BE’81, chairman of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, was elected to his second three-year term as chair at the board’s April 16, 2020, meeting. In addition, Jeffrey J. Rothschild, BA’77, MS’79, was elected to a second three-year term as vice chair. Evans and Rothschild are graduates of the Vanderbilt School of...

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New PhDs’ work will fuel advancements in industry, medicine, academia

Apr. 21, 2020—Concerns about the novel coronavirus changed much on campus this spring, including how some doctoral candidates presented their research. But dissertation defenses proceeded, some of them virtually, maintaining the vital responsibility of a major research university to evaluate the work of Ph.D. candidates before they move on to their next posts. In fact, the impressive...

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Engineering alum leads DENSO’s effort to donate face shields to Tennessee hospitals

Apr. 13, 2020—In mid-March, as automakers across the world slowed production of vehicles due to the coronavirus crisis, Britt Autry, BE’92, and other executives at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc., in Maryville came together to chart a course for their employees and their plant operations. “Through that discussion, we started to think about what social contribution we could...

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Twelve engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Apr. 9, 2020—Nine engineering doctoral students have been awarded a prestigious government-funded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Three engineering undergraduate students also have received NSF fellowships NSF Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 allowance for tuition and fees for a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering,...

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