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Author: Nancy Humphrey

House staff education includes focus on health equity

Sep. 30, 2021—This summer’s annual orientation for new interns, residents and fellows included a bold new discussion about the history of racism in Nashville and at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as topics on health equity and anti-racism in medical practice.

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Study explores concussion recovery by race

Sep. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers are exploring the outcomes and experiences of Black and White athletes following a sports-related concussion.

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Gift creates directorship in translational vision research

Sep. 9, 2021—Marlene and Spencer Hays’ longtime support of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute includes the recent commitment to establish the Marlene & Spencer Hays Directorship in Translational Vision Research.

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Law receives award for ophthalmology education excellence

Sep. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt’s Janice Law, MD, has been named to receive the Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO)/American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

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Rheumatoid arthritis drug combined with standard of care may help reduce mortality for hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Sep. 2, 2021—Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who received the rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib, in combination with the standard of care including corticosteroids, died less often than those receiving only the standard of care, according to a study released this week in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

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Initiative helps physicians interpret genetic test results

Sep. 1, 2021—A new institutional initiative will offer a secure and easy way for physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to ask for help interpreting genetic test results for their patients.

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Using Patients’ Allergy History as Screening Tool for mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Works Well: Study

Jul. 27, 2021—A report of more than 23,000 health care workers and employees at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who received the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccine shows that a risk stratification screening mechanism for potential allergies to the vaccine worked exceedingly well as the vaccine program rolled out in December 2020.

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Allergic reaction to first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine should not keep people from getting the second dose: study

Jul. 26, 2021—An immediate allergic reaction to the first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine — those manufactured by Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech — should not keep people from getting the second dose, a multi-hospital analysis shows.

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Study finds children ingested small objects like coins and batteries more frequently during the pandemic

Jul. 14, 2021—Foreign bodies, like coins, button batteries, tiny magnets and sharp objects, were more frequently ingested by children during the coronavirus pandemic than in the same months the year before, according to a single-center study conducted at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) clinic opens at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Apr. 20, 2021—Children who have experienced the rare and potentially life-threatening multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), which can develop within four weeks of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19, are being followed closely in a multidisciplinary clinic at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VUMC offers new program for undiagnosed diseases

Apr. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, an original member institution of the National Institutes of Health’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network, (UDN) is launching its own program, the Vanderbilt Undiagnosed Diseases Program (VUDP), which will operate alongside the UDN. The VUDP goal is to expand services to many more patients who are living with the often-dire consequences of an undiagnosed disease.

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Eight named to hold VUMC endowed directorships

Mar. 25, 2021—Eight leaders from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been named as holders of endowed directorships.

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