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‘DNA’ podcast Season 2 explores COVID, science and trust in communities

Aug. 23, 2021—Listen to Episode 1, Blueprint for a Pandemic-Ready Society, and subscribe on your favorite platform. The first episode of the second season of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s original podcast series, Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, tackles bold questions and issues pushed to the surface by COVID-19. This season, the award-winning 10-episode series delves into...

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Churchwell, Creech, Wilkins among NBJ award winners

Aug. 18, 2021—Three leaders of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community are among the winners of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Innovation awards.

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First Listen: Season 2 ‘Vanderbilt Health DNA’ podcast trailer

Aug. 16, 2021—New episodes of the #ListenDNA podcast series drop every week starting Aug. 23. 

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Digital growth, improvements, vaccinations: Leadership Assembly takeaways

Aug. 5, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center completed its first full fiscal year of the COVID-19 era having achieved remarkable outcomes in digital health, growth and quality because of consistently strong performance from its workforce.

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Edwards among Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame Inductees

Jun. 29, 2021—Kathryn Edwards, MD, is among a new set of inductees into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame.

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Flexibility, trust: Takeaways from Leadership Assembly

May. 6, 2021—The flexibility and adaptability of Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been center stage as the pressures of COVID-19 and ongoing strategic imperatives have transformed how and where care is delivered.

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Vanderbilt, Zambia researchers identify predictive factors of delirium in Sub-Saharan Africa

Apr. 22, 2021—Severity of illness, history of stroke, and being divorced or widowed were independently predictive of delirium in hospitalized patients in Zambia, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

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COVID-19 lessons: VUMC, other hospital leaders pinpoint opportunities in National Academy Review

Apr. 7, 2021—The versatility of health systems in the national COVID-19 response underscore the challenges and opportunities for leaders to strengthen and design systems to better care for communities and respond to ever-changing needs, top health care delivery system leaders outline in a discussion paper for the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

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Wilkins outlines COVID-19 health equity lessons to U.S. Senate

Mar. 30, 2021—Using insights from the COVID-19 response, Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, outlined to the U.S. Senate a three-pronged plan to increase health equity by prioritizing trust in communities.

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Survey identifies factors in reducing clinical research coordinator turnover

Mar. 8, 2021—Strong, collaborative relationships with principal investigators are a key factor of longevity in clinical research coordinator positions — an essential, but increasingly transient job in executing treatment-advancing clinical trials, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers found.

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Stay connected: vumc2go gets easier way to download, events calendar

Feb. 24, 2021—The latest version of vumc2go — the workforce’s internal news mobile app — makes it easier for Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees to download the app, connect with virtual events around the health system and track their COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

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Take care of you: 5 Takeaways from Leadership Assembly

Feb. 18, 2021—In the 351 days since the COVID-19 Command Center opened to steer Vanderbilt University Medical Center through the pandemic, the workforce stepped up and contributed, keeping the health system on track to deliver care even as the landscape quaked with new challenges.

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