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Author: Paul Govern

Horst, Patterson receive Physician Builder Awards

Jun. 16, 2022—Sara Horst, MD, MPH, associate professor of Medicine, and Barron Patterson, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics, have received 2022 Physician Builder Awards.

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VUMC to pilot CDC joint training program

Jun. 16, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among 11 centers that will pilot a new federally sponsored training program, the Joint Infectious Diseases/Epidemic Intelligence Service (ID/EIS) Fellowship.

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Researchers add sign language videos to electronic surveys

Jun. 16, 2022—A new external module in Vanderbilt's REDCap improves electronic survey accessibility for respondents who are deaf. The module makes it easy to embed individual sign language videos for each survey question and answer.

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Study measures Alzheimer’s risk reductions associated with healthy lifestyles

Jun. 13, 2022—Reported June 13 in Neurology, an Alzheimer’s disease risk study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center measures significantly reduced risk associated with healthy lifestyles, including non-smoking, leisure-time exercise, low-to-moderate alcohol consumption, adequate sleep and healthy diet.

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Dooley to lead Division of Infectious Diseases

Jun. 8, 2022—Kelly Dooley, MD, PhD, MPH, has been appointed professor and Addison B. Scoville Jr. Chair in Medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, effective Sept. 12.

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Sex & race & door-to-ECG time

Jun. 2, 2022—More than a third of patients presenting at the emergency department with a suspected heart attack have a “delayed” ECG measure of heart function, with Black patients, females and non-English speakers more likely to experience delays.

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Scale measures confidence with telehealth technology

Jun. 2, 2022—Vanderbilt's Digital Health Care Literacy Scale uses responses to three brief items to assess whether patients or caregivers are apt to have the confidence and basic know-how required to use digital health care services such as telehealth.

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Pushing (anti-overdose) drugs

May. 23, 2022—An automated alert to encourage clinicians to coprescribe naloxone for patients at risk of opioid overdose increased naloxone prescriptions per opioid prescription 16-fold.

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Malin recognized for pioneering data privacy research

May. 19, 2022—Vandrbilt's Bradley Malin, PhD, has received the Lasting Research Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) annual Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy.

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New Blue Ridge Academic Health Group report outlines challenging economic outlook for academic health centers

May. 18, 2022—Recommendations for academic health centers in addressing a challenging economic outlook are set out in a new report issued by the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group.

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Suicide prediction method combines AI and face-to-face screening

May. 13, 2022—New Vanderbilt research is pointing to solutions for efficient clinical prediction of suicide attempt or suicidal thinking in adults.

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Report lays out solution for pandemic patient privacy

May. 10, 2022—Health information privacy experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Texas at Dallas and IBM have collaborated on a public case reporting framework keyed to the dynamics of pandemics.

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