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April, 2020

What ERA System has been purchased by Vanderbilt University, and what are its strengths and limitations? What does the implementation process now look like amid the COVID-19 situation and how will this change impact the faculty’s work? *VUMC’s system is not changing at this time.

Apr. 14, 2020—Dear Colleagues, When I last wrote to you about the selection of a new Vanderbilt electronic research administration system (VERA) in February, working together toward a smooth transition that would keep your sponsored research moving forward was paramount in my mind. This is now on my mind more than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Community Outreach

Apr. 3, 2020—We are reminded that our faculty are in different places physically and emotionally.  If you are looking for ways to reach out to the larger communities’ needs, here are some resources that have been shared with the Senate. The American Red Cross needs donors. Sign up here. The Second Harvest Food back is in need...

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Resources to Keep up with Ongoing Business of the University

Apr. 3, 2020—All Messages from the Division of Administration can be found through the University’s COVID website. Several focus on remote work. Telecommuting and Remote Work IT support site provides an overview of software and equipment needed for remote work and collaboration. On the IT website, there are also links to all Help Desks (Brightspace, Zoom, Technology,...

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Resources for Ongoing Research and Scholarship

Apr. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt’ has started an Ask an Expert YouTube channel devoted to questions the public is asking about COVID-19, the economy, and health care. Examples include: How do we fix the food chain? How does the economy restart? What does COVID-19 reveal about racial health disparities? Library Resources are available online. Automatic one-year extension to...

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Support for Families Schooling at Home

Apr. 3, 2020—We want to remind faculty of resources that are already available and make more visible ones that you may not have yet identified. A free digital resource NatGeo@Home combines the educational content from the National Geographic Society with those from National Geographic Kids and other tools and services. This includes access to the National Geographic...

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Resources for Resilience

Apr. 3, 2020—Brue Compas discusses why the COVID-19 crisis is particularly difficult and How can you alleviate stress around coronavirus? Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry presentation: Medicine Grand Rounds – Mental Health During a Pandemic 4/2/2020 Speaking of Psychology: The Role of Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 with Ann Masten, PhD: The Compassion Resilience Toolkit:

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