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Edge Library

Curating a custom collectionof books for career development.
Topics range from technical writing to life in academia, leadership to productivity, creativity to communication, publishing to management, and more. We even have some children's books about famous scientists.

mentor notes

What books do you think are especially helpful for trainees?

To recommend books for the library, email the Edge Team.

How it Works
Browse the Library

Visit the library.

Email Adrienne Babcock adrienne.babcock@vumc.org and include book titles and your campus address.

Receive your book

Your book will be sent via campus mail.

Return your book

Return your book in the supplied envelope via campus mail or at any Edge for Scholars in-person event.

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Four weeks.  If you need to keep it longer, email adrienne.babcock@vumc.org

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Two books at a time, but we can make an exception for you.

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After you check out your first book, we will create an account so you can use the online system or continue to check out books via email.

To browse and place holds online. Visit the Edge Library

  1. Click on the book you want and select Add Hold.
  2. A toolbar will appear at the bottom of the screen. Select Place Hold.
  3. Once you have placed all books desired on hold, click COMPLETE.
  4. Log in using your email address and password (if you need a password, please click “email password” and, after receipt, log in with this information.
  5. Your hold will be confirmed via email.
  6. The book(s) will be sent to your campus address with a return envelope to assist in returning the book to the library.
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The library cart resides in 2525 West End, Suite 600. Email adrienne.babcock@vumc.org to arrange a time to visit.

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Yes, email adrienne.babcock@vumc.org.

If you have a book that you recommend, please let Scott know. The book can be on any subject you think will help biomedical researchers in their career endeavors.

Questions
Email the Edge team at info@edgeforscholars.org
upcoming Edge Library events [ view all events ]
April 25, 2024 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) VUMC Finance | MCN C-2209
Newman Seminar
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Early career faculty
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May 2, 2024 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Tara Helmer & Nan Kennedy | MCN C-2209
Edge Seminar
Newman Seminar
Writing & Publishing
Pre/Post Doc
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May 6, 2024 | 9:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Todd Edwards | 2525 West End, 6 Floor boardroom
Grant Pacing Workshop
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Pre/Post Doc
May 14, 2024 | 11:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
May 15, 2024 | 1:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
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Early career faculty
May 28, 2024 | 11:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
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Early career faculty
May 30, 2024 | 10:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
September 16, 2024 | 9:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Todd Edwards | 2525 West End, 6 Floor boardroom
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Pre/Post Doc
January 13, 2025 | 9:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Todd Edwards | 2525 West End, 6 Floor boardroom
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Pre/Post Doc
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Testimonials
It’s a great hidden gem/resource!

~ Edge Library Patron

The Edge Library contains some great selections and I have appreciated the references over the years.

~ Edge Library Patron

I’m looking forward to reading my way through this library!

~ Edge Library Patron

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Research Assistant Professor

Department
Radiology and Radiological Science
Award Type
  • R03

Assistant Professor

Department
Medicine/Infectious Diseases
Award Type
  • R01

Assistant Professor

Department
Medicine/Hematology Oncology
Award Type
  • R56

Associate Professor

Department
Obstetrics and Gynecology/Maternal Fetal Medicine; Biomedical Informatics
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  • UG3



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