Dear Postdoctoral Fellow Community,
Spring is a busy time of year full of exciting programming and events, as well as several opportunities for funding and scholarship. Please take a few minutes to read through our newsletter to learn more about events and opportunities available to postdocs.
In collaboration with the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association, we are thrilled to announce our Postdoc Award Ceremony. Please join us for a virtual celebration on Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m. as we announce the winners for Postdoc of the Year, Faculty Mentor of the Year, Postdoctoral Mentor of the Year, and the Postdoc Service Award. We hope to see you there!
Revised asymptomatic testing and quarantine guidelines: Postdocs who have been vaccinated will no longer need to participate in the asymptomatic testing program ONLY IF vaccination records are submitted to the command center through the self-service portal. This includes uploading a copy of their vaccination card.
To submit the vaccination record, please visit the following link. Please also keep in mind that individuals who are vaccinated must still follow all campus protocols, including mask wearing and physical distancing.
We strongly encourage members of the Vanderbilt community to submit their vaccine records so we can develop a broad understanding of the vaccine status of our community. This information, in conjunction with CDC and public health guidance from VUMC, will inform decision-making about campus protocols going forward.
Stay well and I hope to see you at our Postdoc Awards Ceremony on May 24!
C. André Christie-Mizell, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Dean of the Graduate School
Centennial Professor of Sociology
You’re invited! Virtual Postdoc Awards Ceremony May 24
Please join us on Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m. to honor the recipients of our annual postdoc awards, including the Postdoc of the Year Award, Faculty Mentor of the Year Award, Postdoc Service Award, and new this year – Postdoctoral Mentor of the Year Award. Register here.
2021 Annual Career Symposium: Careers for the Citizen Scientist
The ASPIRE annual career symposium will be Thursday evening, May 6, and all day Friday, May 7. All events will be virtual. Networking opportunities will be available to those who attend the panels. Check out the fantastic line-up this year and register here.
Faculty Affairs invites postdocs to faculty development offerings
Chancellor’s Award for Research on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Faculty Scholarship Spotlight: April 23, 2021, 12–1 pm CST, Zoom
Every Fall, Vanderbilt University recognizes excellence on the part of faculty in published research, scholarship, or creative expression that advances the understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Office of Faculty Affairs will highlight past winners as part of a new Faculty Scholarship Spotlight series. Early- and mid-career faculty are invited to join past winners Nicole M. Joseph, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning in Peabody College of Education, and Gilbert Gonzales, Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine, Health and Society, the Program for Public Policy Studies, and the Department of Health Policy as they present their award-winning research and offer insight into their scholarly practices and processes, the challenges faced and successes gained, and the institutional and personal career impact of their work. Register here.
Chancellor’s Award for Research: Faculty Scholarship Spotlight: April 27, 2021, 12–1 pm CST, Zoom
Every Fall, Vanderbilt University recognizes excellence on the part of faculty for published research, scholarship, or creative expression. The Office of Faculty Affairs will highlight past winners as part of a new Faculty Scholarship Spotlight series. Early- and mid-career faculty are invited to join past winners Jennifer Fay, Chair and Professor of Cinema & Media Arts, and Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, as they present their award winning research and offer insight into their scholarly practices and processes, the challenges faced and successes gained, and the institutional and personal career impact of their work. Register here.
Check out this video on Your Academic Digital Footprint presented by Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD, Vice President for Research Integration at VUMC. Dr. Hartmann provides guidance on how to audit your digital footprint and present yourself as a researcher. This video was posted in the Cutting Edge, a newsletter from Edge for Scholars.