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Author: Doug Campbell

The Office of Health Equity is celebrating ‘Community Health Improvement Week’ — here’s why

Jun. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Health Equity is spotlighting community partnerships around the region to bolster well-being as part of the national Community Health Improvement Week, led by the American Hospital Association and AHA Community Health Improvement.

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Food allergy linked to lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Jun. 3, 2022—  by Nancy Humphrey People with food allergies are surprisingly less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, than people without them, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and co-led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Tina Hartert, MD, MPH, has found. In addition, the Human Epidemiology and Response...

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Event honors VUMC donors for their loyal support

Jun. 2, 2022—by Nancy Humphrey Members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Canby Robinson Society recently joined CEO and President Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, and his wife, Melinda, at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Ballroom for the Spring Donor Celebration, an annual event honoring donors for their loyal support. It was the first in-person celebration since 2019, due...

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Program lets patients receive medical treatment at home

Jun. 1, 2022—by Matt Batcheldor When Denis Brock needed to be hospitalized for an infection last fall, she was treated in an unlikely place: her home. Brock was one of the first patients to participate in Vanderbilt’s Hospital at Home program, which allows patients to remain in the comfort of their own home while receiving treatment for...

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$10 million gift from Brock family to establish Brock Family Center for Applied Innovation

May. 31, 2022—by Nancy Humphrey A $10 million gift from the Brock family, including John F. Brock III, his wife, Mary, and their three adult children — Rebecca Brock Dixon, John F. Brock IV and Major Brock — will establish the Brock Family Center for Applied Innovation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The gift will accelerate translation...

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VUMC-led study finds Moderna COVID vaccine safe and effective for children

May. 12, 2022—  by Bill Snyder Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and generates robust immune responses in children ages 6 to 11 years, a national clinical trial co-led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center vaccine expert C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, has found. The two-dose vaccine (given approximately one month apart) led to antibody responses in more than...

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Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital receive top safety grade from Leapfrog Group

May. 11, 2022—Both Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital have been recognized as being among the safest hospitals in the nation after receiving a spring 2022 safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.

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VUMC again named a Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality

Mar. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named a Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

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Match Day reveals next stop on students’ medical journeys

Mar. 21, 2022—by Kathy Whitney Vanderbilt’s Match Day celebration was held in person this year and allowed for family and friends to gather in Langford Auditorium to support the fourth-year medical students as they learned which residency programs they matched into. Held on March 18, Match Day was the crowning moment of the National Resident Match Program,...

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VUMC recognized for antimicrobial drug stewardship efforts

Feb. 17, 2022—by Paul Govern The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has designated Vanderbilt University Medical Center an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence. Antimicrobial stewardship is the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens can become resistant to...

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Children’s Hospital patients get creative for Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball team as part of Coaches vs. Cancer

Feb. 3, 2022—by Christina Echegaray Ariana Robinson, 14, loves family and animals, appreciates the vibrancy of life and believes in hard work. Logan Hall, 13, is an avid sports fan and athlete and is passionate about a good motivational speech from his coaches before a football or baseball game. Both Ariana and Logan have acute myeloid leukemia...

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