Nancy Humphrey

genetic sequence

Initiative helps physicians interpret genetic test results

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.

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

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.

Tesha Akins

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

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.

The study team included, from left, Danielle Orsagh-Yentis, MD, Lauren Klein, MD, Michael Dole, MD, and Katherine Black, MD. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

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

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.

VUMC nurse Tamara Slagle was losing her sight. A cornea transplant allowed her to keep the job she loves.

“My day-to-day living has gotten easier, and my job too.”

Opening a new patient care unit requires months of planning. Devin Bunch helped open the COVID-19 ICU in just a matter of days.

“Whatever it is, we roll up our sleeves and do what’s best for our patients.”

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