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Tennessee areas without mask requirements have higher death toll per capita

Nov. 10, 2020—Tennessee areas where mask requirements were instituted over the summer have substantially lower death rates due to COVID-19 as compared to areas without mask requirements, according to a new analysis by Vanderbilt Department of Health Policy researchers.

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Hydroxychloroquine does not help patients hospitalized with COVID-19: Study

Nov. 9, 2020—Findings from a national study published Nov. 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) “do not support” the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adult patients hospitalized with COVID-19, the report concludes.

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HCQ doesn’t protect health workers from COVID: study

Nov. 5, 2020—Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) did not significantly reduce the incidence of COVID-19 among health care workers who participated in a national study that included Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Screening younger women for hereditary cancers may be cost effective

Nov. 5, 2020—Population-wide screening for genetic variants linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer may be cost effective in women between the ages of 20 and 35, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

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School of Nursing lands national award for diversity

Nov. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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NIH imaging expert Tromberg set for Discovery Lecture

Nov. 5, 2020—How the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative is accelerating development of COVID-19 testing will be the topic of this fall’s second web-based Discovery Lecture.

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VUSN lands grant to increase diversity in health care providers

Nov. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has launched a scholarship program for family nurse practitioner, nurse-midwifery and dual nurse-midwifery/FNP master’s students that aims to increase diversity in primary health care providers, particularly in medically underserved areas.

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Hidden Figures event shines spotlight on unsung VUMC heroes

Nov. 4, 2020—by Kathy Whitney The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Diversity Affairs held its fourth annual Hidden VUMC Figures event on Nov. 2, honoring four employees for their decades-long, behind-the scenes service to the Medical Center. André Churchwell, MD, Chief Diversity Officer, welcomed those watching the ceremony via Zoom and the honorees who were invited...

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Study tracks physician use of electronic health records

Nov. 4, 2020—According to a new large-scale descriptive study in the journal Pediatrics, for each outpatient encounter, pediatricians on average spend 16 minutes using the electronic health record (EHR).

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New treatment for a rare obesity

Nov. 3, 2020—Diabetes drugs known as GLP-1 receptor agonists, such as exenatide (Byetta), are a promising and safe treatment for a rare form of obesity.

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VUMC’s Black Lives Day of Commitment makes an impact

Nov. 2, 2020—Nearly 100 people took part in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Black Lives Day of Commitment last week.

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VUMC begins study of second COVID-19 vaccine

Nov. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has begun recruiting up to 250 participants for a Phase 3 clinical trial testing an investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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