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Author: Holly Fletcher

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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Vanderbilt, Zambia researchers find delirium in hospitalized patients linked to mortality, disability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Feb. 11, 2021—Delirium, a form of acute brain dysfunction, is widespread in critically ill patients in lower resourced hospitals, and the duration of delirium predicted both mortality and disability at six months after discharge, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

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VUMC’s resilience amid COVID: Caring for ourselves as we care for others

Oct. 29, 2020—Caring for ourselves and for one another will be fundamental to the people of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the coming weeks as COVID-19 is surging, and over the year as the enterprise adapts further to changes while expanding locally and regionally.

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‘DNA’ zooms up charts in 1st week; hear ‘Vaccines’ episode

Aug. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s original podcast series, Vanderbilt Health DNA, rocketed to the top of the podcast charts in science, health and medicine in the first week since its launch.

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Adaptability, masks, diversity and more takeaways from Leadership Assembly

Aug. 13, 2020—People are the engine that’s kept Vanderbilt University Medical Center moving forward — and setting the tone for the region on best pandemic mitigation practices — leaders said in a virtual Leadership Assembly, a new channel that is itself reflective of life and work in the pandemic era.

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Original podcast series explores ideas, issues shaping health and health care

Aug. 11, 2020—Listen to Episode 1 and subscribe on your favorite platform. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, an original podcast series exploring the issues and scientific advancements  shaping health, medicine and society. The series takes the listener deep into the world of health care through conversations with more than 30...

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#ListenDNA Insider Clips: Episode 1 excerpts

Aug. 4, 2020—A new podcast—Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action—will be launching in the coming weeks.

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Health, well-being and food security of families deteriorating under COVID-19 stress

Jul. 24, 2020—The ongoing disruptive changes from efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are having a substantial negative impact on the physical and mental well-being of parents and their children across the country, according to a new national survey published today in Pediatrics.

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Initial COVID-19 testing data show impact in Nashville’s minority communities

Jun. 17, 2020—Early data assessing the primary language of those who received COVID-19 tests at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and tested positive, illustrates the disproportionate impact the pandemic is having on racial or ethnic communities.

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Q&A: Self-control, choice, fear and desire for normalcy underpin behavior as economy re-opens

May. 15, 2020—Consumer behavior expert, Kelly Goldsmith, PHD, delves into how conflicting motivations – a desire for normalcy and being safe – will play out as the economy begins to re-open in Nashville and Tennessee.

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Core principles guiding the COVID-19 response and beyond

May. 15, 2020—During a first-ever virtual leadership assembly necessitated through social distancing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders answered questions about the Medical Center’s response to COVID-19 so far and what the future could hold.

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