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Abdi Nor Iftan Shares Experiences During Africa Week

Written by Vanderbilt rising sophomore Dylan Choi Africa Week sponsored several incredible events including the African drumming clinic, an African dancing class and teach-ins on diverse topics. However, the event I found the most impressive was the talk given by Abdi Nor Iftan, a refugee/reporter from Somalia. While the other events provided valuable knowledge about…

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in News, TIPs 2016


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Africa Week Initiatives: Raising Awareness

Written by Vanderbilt freshman Vocal Performance major Michelle Langone I am always amazed by the ways Vanderbilt implements various methods to capitalize on educational opportunities. During Africa Week, students were exposed to impactful subjects that are not always discussed, bringing important issues to the forefront through a series of events. On the first day, I…

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in News, TIPs 2016


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Reflecting on Vanderbilt’s First-Ever Africa Week

Written by Keith Weghorst, Assistant Professor of Political Science “Elimu ni kama bahari, haina kuta wala dari” – Knowledge is like an ocean, it has no walls and no roof. Vanderbilt hosted its first-ever Africa Week on campus from April 2–7.  During the six-day program, students, faculty, staff and the Nashville community experienced events ranging…

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in News, TIPs 2016


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Designing the Future of Immunotherapy

Written by Dr. Todd Giorgio, Professor of Biomedical Engineering From cancer to diabetes and chronic infections, our immune system plays an important role in nearly every disease. Accordingly, harnessing the power and exquisite specificity of the immune system has enormous – and still largely untapped – potential to improve human health and wellbeing. Therapeutics that…

Posted by on March 29, 2017 in News, TIPs 2016


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Symposium on Modeling Immunity set for April 27

Symposium Flier The Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology and Vanderbilt Vaccine Center invite you to attend the 2017 Symposium on Modeling Immunity on April 27. Hosted from 1 – 4:30 p.m., in MRB3 room 1220,this symposium will focus on modeling and designing antibodies. The list of confirmed speakers includes: Sarel Fleishman, Ph.D. – Senior Scientist,…

Posted by on March 28, 2017 in News, TIPs 2016


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Enhancing Safety and Resilience of Civil Infrastructure Through Interdisciplinary Research: Vanderbilt’s IRIS Initiative

Written by Vanderbilt Associate Professor Caglar Oskay The nation’s civil infrastructure is aging and in poor health. The American Society of Civil Engineers recently assigned a grade of D+ to our nation’s flood protection infrastructure, which protects more than half of the U.S. population and is critical for homeland safety, security, economic vitality and environmental protection. The health of flood infrastructure systems, which include levees,…

Posted by on February 7, 2017 in News, TIPs 2016


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Introducing Vanderbilt’s Program for Next Generation Vaccines – Integrating Structural Biology with Big Data

Written by Heather Darling, Laboratory Manager – Meiler Lab This program builds on an existing collaboration between PIs Jens Meiler (VU) and James Crowe (VUMC) but transforms it substantially, expands scope, and shifts focus to the next frontier: the integration of big data and structural biology into vaccine design. It adds a comprehensive training program,…

Posted by on February 1, 2017 in News, TIPs 2016