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VUMC partners with Yale and Morehouse Schools of Medicine, industry organizations to increase diversity in clinical trials

Jul. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt is partnering with Yale School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Research Centers in Minority Institutions Coordinating Center at the Morehouse School of Medicine in an initiative aimed at increasing diversity in clinical trials and addressing systemic barriers to participation by communities of color.

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Study explores clinical uses for polygenic risk scores

Jul. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to assess clinical outcomes and economic value of screening large, diverse health care populations for disease risk using polygenic risk scores.

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Researchers add sign language videos to electronic surveys

Jun. 16, 2022—A new external module in Vanderbilt's REDCap improves electronic survey accessibility for respondents who are deaf. The module makes it easy to embed individual sign language videos for each survey question and answer.

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Chancellor Faculty Fellows announced

Jun. 15, 2022—Several highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise have been selected for the 2022 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows.

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Study seeks to improve gender equity for liver transplantation waiting list

May. 25, 2022—Women who need a liver transplant are more likely to spend more time on a waiting list, become too sick for transplant or die compared to men. To improve equity, a recently published Vanderbilt-led study suggests a sex adjustment to criteria for MELD (model for end-stage liver disease), which determines allocation of transplanted livers.

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Pushing (anti-overdose) drugs

May. 23, 2022—An automated alert to encourage clinicians to coprescribe naloxone for patients at risk of opioid overdose increased naloxone prescriptions per opioid prescription 16-fold.

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Malin recognized for pioneering data privacy research

May. 19, 2022—Vandrbilt's Bradley Malin, PhD, has received the Lasting Research Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) annual Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy.

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Suicide prediction method combines AI and face-to-face screening

May. 13, 2022—New Vanderbilt research is pointing to solutions for efficient clinical prediction of suicide attempt or suicidal thinking in adults.

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Report lays out solution for pandemic patient privacy

May. 10, 2022—Health information privacy experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Texas at Dallas and IBM have collaborated on a public case reporting framework keyed to the dynamics of pandemics.

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Experts seek uniform patient confidentiality policies for adolescents

May. 9, 2022—New Vanderbilt research outlines how laws concerning adolescent patient confidentiality and independent adolescent consent for health care services vary substantially from state to state, are often unclear, and often run counter to patient confidentiality standards advocated by medical societies.

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When science spills onto social media

Apr. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers report that social media posts can offer insights into how the public feels about genome editing, with stances varying across platforms and differing from those of academics and policy makers.

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AAMC launches Health Equity Inventory at VUMC

Apr. 21, 2022—The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has launched a pilot project with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to develop a cloud-based tool to inventory community-based activities to address health inequities.

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