Health Equity

Skin pigment affects oxygen monitor

Black patients in the ICU were more likely to have low or high blood oxygen levels than white patients, even when a pulse oximeter indicated 92-96% oxygen saturation, Vanderbilt researchers found.

VUMC in the news, Oct. 11, 2022

Minority patients less likely to have amyloid plaques necessary for Alzheimer’s treatments

Fewer Black, Hispanic and Asian patients meet biomarker qualifications for landmark treatments that may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by targeting amyloid plaques, according to new findings published in JAMA Neurology.

Kauffmann named vice chair for Global Surgery

Rondi Kauffmann, MD, MPH, selected to be the inaugural vice chair for Global Surgery in the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

VUMC, Harvard Medical School named to join AMAF consortium to address LGBTQ+ health disparities

Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Harvard Medical School will participate in the American Medical Association Foundation National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program consortium of institutions.

VUMC partners with Yale and Morehouse Schools of Medicine, industry organizations to increase diversity in clinical trials

Vanderbilt is partnering with Yale School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Research Centers in Minority Institutions Coordinating Center at the Morehouse School of Medicine in an initiative aimed at increasing diversity in clinical trials and addressing systemic barriers to participation by communities of color.

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