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Author: Paul Govern

Strength in numbers

May. 3, 2021—Voluntary data sharing across a region’s health systems and ambulatory care practices is important for measuring and improving health care quality and safety, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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VUMC team screens high school for SARS-CoV-2 asymptomatic infections

Apr. 29, 2021—Under the SARS CoV-2 Return to School Saliva Opt-in Screening Study, which began last November at University School of Nashville, a research team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center is testing a solution for efficient asymptomatic disease surveillance and control.

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Vaccinated patients avoiding hospital stays as pandemic rages on

Apr. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is reporting only four persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have been diagnosed with COVID during an acute care hospitalization at its facilities over the past four months.

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Study finds dramatic gains in life expectancy for people with HIV in Latin America

Apr. 21, 2021—A research team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and institutions across Latin America today reports what looks to be far the largest study to date of life expectancy for people living with HIV infection in low-income or middle-income countries.

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Extracting accurate COVID data from scanned forms

Apr. 19, 2021—A switch to paper forms during the COVID-19 pandemic might have hobbled research, but using software with a novel user interface made it possible to accurately extract information from scanned forms.

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Alzheimer’s study tracks protein located inside cells

Apr. 15, 2021—New research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, published recently in the journal PLOS Genetics, suggests an essential role for a somewhat obscure biomolecule and casts light on a potential drug target in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Health care equity focus of tech design challenge

Apr. 15, 2021—A proposal titled “Capture of Smoking History in EHR for Assessment of Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility” has won the inaugural VCLIC Design Challenge, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC).

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Team analyzed clinical notes to identify COVID symptoms

Apr. 15, 2021—At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health authorities first had to identify and draw attention to common signs and symptoms of the disease.

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COVID-19 met with intensive teamwork

Apr. 1, 2021—Team members serving COVID-19 inpatients were more densely connected, interacting far more than their medical ICU counterparts.

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Study outlines VUMC’s strategy for a learning health care system

Apr. 1, 2021—New investments in clinical programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are increasingly contingent upon studies to validate claims of benefit and the potential for scalability and spread.

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Stone lands faculty development award

Apr. 1, 2021—The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation has awarded a three-year, $240,000 Faculty Development Award to Cosby Stone Jr., MD, MPH, instructor in Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Zic appointed to new Dermatology leadership posts

Mar. 25, 2021—Longtime Vanderbilt University School of Medicine faculty member John Zic, MD, MMHC, professor of Dermatology, has been appointed vice chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Dermatology and executive medical director of the Dermatology Patient Care Center (PCC) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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