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Remdesivir helps reduce COVID-19 recovery time: study

Jun. 4, 2020—The investigational antiviral drug remdesivir can shorten the time to recovery in adults hospitalized with COVID-19, according to preliminary results of a clinical trial published last month in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Employees working from home bring value, safety to VUMC

Jun. 4, 2020—As of early May, an average of 8,000 VUMC employees were working remotely each day, equaling more than 25% of VUMC’s total workforce.

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Fleming reflects on a life of love, purpose after terminal cancer diagnosis

Jun. 4, 2020—A month before his 49th birthday, Geoffrey Fleming, MD, had a biopsy of his liver to diagnose an unidentified metastatic disease that he already knew was “something bad.”

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Bereavement calls helping to aid grieving families

Jun. 4, 2020—There has been nothing normal about the COVID-19 pandemic, and grieving the loss of a life at a time when families have been unable to gather beside a bedside to say goodbye, or to even hold a traditional funeral, has been one of the worst consequences of this health crisis’s uncharted territory.

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Children’s Hospital experts say well-child visits remain as crucial as ever

Jun. 3, 2020—Pediatricians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are stressing the continued importance of well-child visit for infants, children and adolescents, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Study explores how staph bacteria can survive in bone

Jun. 3, 2020—A comprehensive evaluation of the metabolic pathways that support Staphylococcus aureus (“staph”) growth during invasive bone infections could offer new targets for treatment.

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Research examines genetics of problematic alcohol use

Jun. 3, 2020—Alcohol use disorder and problematic drinking are genetically correlated with substance use, certain psychiatric illnesses and other neuropsychiatric traits, according to a study involving Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

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Virtual forum to address current climate of national and community-related uncertainty

Jun. 2, 2020—On June 5 from 8-9 a.m., VUMC leaders will facilitate a virtual discussion addressing the current climate of national and community-related uncertainty. This is a stressful time in our nation as well as in the Nashville community. Specifically, the recent death of George Floyd, closely following that of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, evoked a level...

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Transcript: Special Message from Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO, on VUMC’s role in offering hope and healing

Jun. 1, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about VUMC as a place of healing not only of illness, but of inequality and injustice, and how the Medical Center must comfort and provide hope and healing to those who are hurting, whatever the source of that pain.

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Special Video Message from Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO, on VUMC’s role in offering hope and healing

Jun. 1, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about VUMC as a place of healing not only of illness, but of inequality and injustice, and how the Medical Center must comfort and provide hope and healing to those who are hurting, whatever the source of that pain.

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VUMC Named to Becker’s 100 Great Hospitals in America

Jun. 1, 2020—Again this year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named as one of Becker’s Healthcare “100 great hospitals in America.”

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Multinational consortium reports COVID-19 impact on cancer patients

May. 28, 2020—People with cancer sickened by COVID-19 have a crude death rate of 13%, according to the largest series of data released thus far from a multinational perspective. The data on more than 900 patients, published May 28 in The Lancet and simultaneously presented at ASCO20 Virtual, also revealed cancer-specific factors associated with increased mortality.

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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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