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Vanderbilt Health Policy COVID-19 model finds evidence of flattening curve, recommends distancing policies continue

Apr. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have found evidence of the rate of COVID-19 infection slowing in Tennessee, which reduces the chance that the state will run out of hospital capacity for patients.

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VUMC groups unite to sanitize N95 masks with ultraviolet light

Apr. 9, 2020—A group of physicians, nurses and representatives from multiple areas throughout VUMC came up with a process in less than a week to safely and effectively sanitize used N95 respirators.

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Surveillance key to monitoring exposed employees

Apr. 9, 2020—Medical surveillance by the Occupational Health Clinic is essential to the COVID-19 response at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Self-care crucial for providers during pandemic

Apr. 8, 2020—High levels of stress and anxiety can be debilitating, especially for health care providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there are ways they can protect themselves and their ability to provide the best and most compassionate care.

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VUMC explores strategy to protect Emergency Department providers during COVID-19 pandemic

Apr. 8, 2020—Policy changes related to telemedicine that were quickly implemented during the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) have created opportunities for technology-based clinical evaluation, which serves to protect patients and providers alike, while conserving personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center and AstraZeneca join forces to identify potential COVID-19 treatments

Apr. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca have joined forces to identify candidates for antibody-based treatments that could protect people exposed to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

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Study launched to test hydroxychloroquine as treatment for COVID-19

Apr. 8, 2020—  by Craig Boerner Faced with a global pandemic of a virus previously unknown to humans, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is leading a clinical trial to understand if hydroxychloroquine, a well-known drug used for malaria and rheumatologic conditions, is safe and effective in treating hospitalized adults with COVID-19. The ORCHID trial (Outcomes Related to...

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vumc2go: User guide, new features

Apr. 7, 2020—vumc2go, the new workforce app, is being updated frequently with features to make navigating the app and Vanderbilt University Medical Center easier. This page will be updated with guides on how to use the app’s growing list of features. Do you have ideas about features you would like to see? Email holly.m.fletcher@vumc.org. App features, in...

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VUMC team aids development of potential antiviral drug for COVID-19

Apr. 6, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are playing a key role in the development of a potential new antiviral drug to treat COVID-19.

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Vanderbilt team develops COVID-19 predictive model for Tennessee

Apr. 6, 2020—A team including health economists, epidemiologists and a biostatistician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University are amassing and processing data to develop a complex predictive model of the spread of COVID-19 within Tennessee, with region-specific projections, as well as a model of projected resource use during response to the pandemic.

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Physicians, engineering students, families and friends construct DIY face shields

Apr. 2, 2020—As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to grow, Nashville resident Kobie Pretorius was searching for some way to provide meaningful help to others. And she realized her apprehension was spiking each morning as her husband went out the door for work.

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Dolly Parton makes generous gift to advance COVID-19 research at Vanderbilt

Apr. 2, 2020—Legendary country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton has made a generous gift to Vanderbilt University Medical Center that will increase scientific knowledge and advance the battle against COVID-19.

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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.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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