June 14, 2012

First call for proposals for new Engineering and Medicine building

First call for proposals for new Engineering and Medicine building

Vanderbilt University faculty members are invited to submit proposals for interdisciplinary research programs to be housed in a new building that will be constructed next to Olin Hall on Garland Avenue.

The Engineering and Medicine building will foster collaborations in engineering and biomedical science that address challenges in human health in innovative, interdisciplinary ways.

Proposals, which are due Aug. 31, should make the case for co-locating faculty members from Engineering and Medicine who have demonstrated commitment to collaborative research and who show strong potential for sustainability.

Town Hall meetings on the collaborations will be held on campus this summer. The first will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, in the Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium (room 134) in Featheringill Hall. The second will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 26, in room 1220, Medical Research Building III.

Questions also may be e-mailed to Philippe Fauchet, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering-designate, at philippe.fauchet@vanderbilt.edu, and to Susan Wente, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for Research and senior associate dean for Biomedical Sciences in the School of Medicine, at susan.wente@vanderbilt.edu.