VUMC offers second booster to eligible individuals
Apr. 25, 2022—Based on updated CDC COVID-19 booster guidelines and VUMC’s review of the evidence, VUMC will offer a second booster of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals, ages 50 and over, who received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Others who are eligible for a second booster include those who received the Johnson & Johnson...
Additional COVID vaccine helps protect transplant patients
Apr. 13, 2022—Additional booster doses of vaccine against COVID-19 are particularly important for those who are immunosuppressed, namely those who have had solid organ transplants, a new study shows.
Volunteering for vaccine research a family affair
Apr. 13, 2022—by Kristin Smart The Disney dream was deferred. Jennifer Andrews, her husband Chris Murdock, and their 6-year-old daughter Ella were all packed for a trip to Disney World in early March 2020, when they joined much of the world in having their plans upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We were supposed to leave on March...
Study explores parents’ reluctance to flu, COVID vaccines for children
Apr. 7, 2022—Vanderbilt research found parents who are reluctant to vaccinate their children against the flu are more than five times as likely to decline the COVID-19 vaccine for their children.
Black patients with cancer face worse COVID outcomes: study
Mar. 31, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have found that Black patients with cancer experienced significantly worse outcomes after COVID-19 diagnosis than non-Hispanic white cancer patients.
Crowe receives national award for COVID antibody research
Mar. 31, 2022—Vanderbilt's James Crowe Jr., MD, and Michel Nussenzweig, MD, PhD, of The Rockefeller University, have been jointly awarded the 2022 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine for “groundbreaking work” that enabled the use of human antibodies to treat COVID-19.
Team helps patients battle post-COVID cognitive issues
Mar. 30, 2022—Jane Stories is one of many COVID-19 patients still plagued by debilitating symptoms that include achy muscles, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and cognitive impairment.
Complex Airway Center team helps patient breathe easier
Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt Otolaryngology’s Complex Airway Center team helped patient Shirley Beal recover from a serious complication that arose after she was treated for COVID-19.
Study compares kidney injury risk for COVID, flu patients
Mar. 17, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAASi) inhibitor drugs, which are commonly used to regulate high blood pressure, do not disproportionately increase the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with COVID-19 compared to patients hospitalized with influenza.
VUMC building access changes to take effect March 21
Mar. 16, 2022—With the updated COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and the stopping of workforce covid screening the following changes will be made to VUMC building entrances on campus and One Hundred Oaks effective March 21, 2022. All current doors where workforce members can enter buildings will stay in effect, no new doors will be opened for security purposes....
Teamwork returns man with severe post-COVID complications to his life
Mar. 16, 2022—A multidisciplinary team at Vanderbilt helped José Ontiveros cope with a long list of severe complications arising from his COVID-19i infection.
Microbiome reflects COVID-19 severity
Mar. 14, 2022—Characterization of the upper respiratory tract microbiome could help predict outcomes for COVID-19 infection, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.