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Flight Connector

A professional networking toolto connect researchers across interests & knowledge
Potential collaborators are often hiding in plain sight. Maybe someone with expertise in the research technique, super-specific content area, or equipment you need is right at Vanderbilt, just in another department and out of your regular view.

We built Flight Connector to solve this problem and connect researchers across interests and knowledge rather than just affiliations and disciplines. Flight Connector builds an interactive concept map to navigate who works with cognitive assessment, big data, cellular signaling, fMRI imaging, and over 200 other research areas and methods.

A four-question REDCap survey gets you into the Vanderbilt Flight Connector (Vanderbilt user-id required).

Click here to add your data to Vanderbilt Flight Connector

You’ll see a long list of potential research content areas and methods; pick the ones you know to start connecting across the university and medical center. You can also interact with the social network itself before taking the plunge.

mentor notes

Flight Connector is a novel tool for faculty and scholars to find new research collaborations.

It can be used to enhance networking breaks at your Vanderbilt events.

Don't miss your connection

If you would like to use Flight Connector for a smaller group within Vanderbilt, email scott.j.pearson@vumc.org. You don’t need to use our categories; you can create your own if desired. Your results are automatically included in a live concept map.

If you’re at another institution but interested in using this software, hang tight: We plan to expand soon.

Click here to begin Vanderbilt Flight Connector

Additional Edge for Scholars Programs

Track Career Outcomes (Flight Tracker)

Navigate mentee-mentor relationships

Complete a Grant Proposal

Author a Manuscript

Pick a K12

upcoming Flight Connector events [ view all events ]
April 25, 2024 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) VUMC Finance | MCN C-2209
Newman Seminar
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
RCR
May 2, 2024 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Tara Helmer & Nan Kennedy | MCN C-2209
Edge Seminar
Newman Seminar
Writing & Publishing
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
RCR
May 6, 2024 | 9:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Todd Edwards | 2525 West End, 6 Floor boardroom
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
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
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
May 28, 2024 | 11:00 am (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
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
Testimonials
FLIGHT TRACKER
automated tracking & analysis of career outcomes
Success

Assistant Professor

Department
Medicine/Infectious Diseases
Award Type
  • R01

Associate Professor

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

Assistant Professor

Department
School of Nursing
Award Type
  • R01

Assistant Professor

Department
Medicine/Hematology Oncology
Award Type
  • R56



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