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Find the problem, define the mission, give back – Relode founders share story at Chambers Lecture

Nov. 12, 2018—Matt Tant and Joe Christopher both graduated from Vanderbilt. They are mission-focused, share a strong faith and believe in paying it forward. Together they founded Relode, a health care staffing platform with growing traction and a successful $12 million Series A round. But they could not be more different. And that, they say, is a...

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Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Nov. 8, 2018—A $10 million gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist will endow a new center focused on supporting and developing the neurodiverse talents of individuals with autism at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering. The contribution continues the work of a Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) initiative launched last October with seed...

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Vanderbilt University receives $4.5M grant, will match to help fund MoveVU mobility plan

Nov. 6, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (pictured) and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced a $4.5 million CMAQ grant, which the university will match, at the FutureVU Mobility Expo Nov. 6 at the Wond’ry. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) MoveVU, Vanderbilt University’s developing mobility strategy for faculty, staff and students, has received a major boost from a $4.5...

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Study of Google data collection comes amid increased scrutiny over digital privacy

Nov. 1, 2018—Google may not know whether you’ve been bad or good but it knows when you’re sleeping and when you’re awake. If you use an Android device with the Chrome browser running, the tech giant knows whether you are traveling by foot or car, where you shop, how often you use your Starbucks app and when...

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Former Commodores, now successful startup co-founders, to deliver Chambers Entrepreneurship Lecture Nov. 8

Oct. 31, 2018—Matt Tant is a health care staffing industry veteran. In 2010, Tant and Joe Christopher co-founded the health care technology staffing firm HCTech and would go on to launch Brentwood, Tennessee-based Relode, a crowd-sourced recruiting platform in 2015. A Vanderbilt University graduate with a degree in human organizational development, Tant was a four-year letterman with...

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ME senior and x-country Commodore takes on track, lab work and rocket design

Oct. 26, 2018—In the spring of 2017, Vanderbilt’s Sara Tsai suffered an Achilles injury during a routine workout. The injury would ultimately require surgery and force Tsai, a mechanical engineering senior, to miss her entire junior season as a distance runner at Vanderbilt. Tsai said that setback challenged her both emotionally and physically. But such adversity also...

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Wond’ry recognized as Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center

Oct. 25, 2018—The Wond’ry was named an Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at the annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference, held last week in Chicago. The Wond’ry opened in 2016 as Vanderbilt University’s epicenter for innovation, creative collaboration and entrepreneurship. “This award is truly an honor and a testament to the incredible amount of hard work and effort that...

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Reinhart-King receives the inaugural BMES Mid-Career Award

Oct. 25, 2018—Cynthia A. Reinhart-King, a nationally recognized cellular bioengineer, is the inaugural recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Mid-Career Award. Reinhart-King delivered the award lecture Saturday, Oct. 20, at the BMES 2018 Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Reinhart-King received the 2010 Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award and she is the only person to have received two of...

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