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COVID-19 Archives

Undiagnosed Diseases Network continues to excel despite pandemic

Oct. 8, 2020—Though the COVID-19 pandemic halted in-person patient visits at Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) sites, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s, since March, groundbreaking behind-the-scenes work continues.

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COVID patient’s heart-lung transplant is world’s first

Oct. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has performed the world’s first dual heart-lung transplant of a COVID-19 patient.

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StrategyShare2020 presents thought-provoking sessions

Oct. 7, 2020—Although the global COVID-19 pandemic forced StrategyShare2020 organizers to rapidly transform the event to an online-only format, there were no compromises in the quality and depth of the presentations, and more than 1,000 individuals registered to participate interactively, a record number for the annual event.

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Caregivers discuss impacts of treating COVID-19 patients

Oct. 1, 2020—Taking care of patients critically ill with COVID-19 takes an emotional and physical toll on health care providers who say many of these patients are among the sickest they’ve ever encountered.

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Cancer centers nationwide join to address the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cancer prevention and treatment

Sep. 24, 2020—A consortium of 17 cancer centers in the United States, including Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, have come together to better understand the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in delaying cancer detection, care and prevention.

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REDCap helps state of Washington scale up its testing capacity

Sep. 24, 2020—Until it was eclipsed by New York in mid-April, the state of Washington had the highest absolute number of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

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Questions, answers on flu season and COVID

Sep. 24, 2020—Infectious diseases specialist Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH, chief hospital epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, answers questions about the rapidly approaching U.S. flu season and how it might play into the COVID-19 pandemic.

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State of Pediatrics address reviews challenges, resiliency

Sep. 24, 2020—Steven Webber, MBChP, MRCP, chair of the Department of Pediatrics, recently delivered his annual state of the department address to an ever-growing number of faculty, staff and trainees.

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Webinars to address depression, anxiety in children

Sep. 24, 2020—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year as many as one out of every five children experience a mental disorder, and the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified stress and separated children from their friends and normal activities such as in-person classes and sports.

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Video: Dr. Jeff Balser announces a new anti-racism task force and gives an update on VUMC’s leadership role in the COVID-19 battle

Sep. 22, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about dealing with the various challenges that are critical to the well-being of our VUMC community and our world, including racial equality efforts and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Transcript: Dr. Jeff Balser announces a new anti-racism task force and gives an update on VUMC’s leadership role in the COVID-19 battle

Sep. 22, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about dealing with the various challenges that are critical to the well-being of our VUMC community and our world, including racial equality efforts and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rational vaccine design

Sep. 22, 2020—Understanding immunity generated by smallpox vaccine may hold lessons for COVID-19 vaccine development.

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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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