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Department of Emergency Medicine Archives

Slovis lauded by academic emergency medicine peers

Apr. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt's Corey Slovis, MD, has received the Lifetime Service Award from the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine

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Vanderbilt and CDC research shows third vaccine dose key to preventing omicron hospitalization

Feb. 9, 2022—Vanderbilt research shows that two doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine result in lower effectiveness for preventing hospitalization for the omicron variant than previous variants. However, importantly, a third (“booster”) vaccine dose significantly improves protection against omicron hospitalization up to 86%.

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Tennessee Poison Center director Seger retires

Jan. 27, 2022—  by Kylie Avery Donna Seger, MD, retired in December 2021 after working for 33 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Tennessee Poison Center (TPC). Seger began her career at VUMC in 1988 in the Department of Emergency Medicine, becoming professor of Clinical Medicine and Emergency Medicine. She served as medical and executive...

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Grant boosts vaccine effectiveness research

Jan. 6, 2022—by Nancy Humphrey Investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a $10.7 million research award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue the IVY Research Network, originally created in 2019 to look at how well flu vaccines work at preventing severe flu illness, and expanded in 2021 to enroll patients...

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Team receives Association of Community Cancer Centers Innovator Award

Nov. 18, 2021—A team of Vanderbilt employees have received and award for implementing a streamlined follow-up protocol for patients who may not know they have cancer.

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VUMC team puts tool to reduce heart failure admissions to test

Nov. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a risk stratification tool to predict outcomes and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions after emergency department visits for acute heart failure.

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COVID test accuracy appears to vary by time of day

Nov. 10, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers are examining the effect of time of day on COVID test accuracy.

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Study examines long-term benefit of Two-Midnight Rule

Nov. 4, 2021—Vanderbilt research is raising new questions about the long-term benefit and value of the so-called Medicare “Two-Midnight Rule” implemented in 2013 to reduce costly and potentially unnecessary inpatient hospital admissions

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Barrett named executive medical director of Vanderbilt Emergency Services

Sep. 2, 2021—Tyler Barrett, MD, MSCI, associate professor of Emergency Medicine, has been named executive medical director of Vanderbilt Emergency Services and Vanderbilt University Adult Emergency Department.

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Vanderbilt mourns former Emergency Medicine leader Auerbach

Jun. 30, 2021—Paul Auerbach, MD, former chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died June 23 in Los Altos, California.

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VUMC to lead national study to treat severe COVID complications

May. 6, 2021—The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) has been awarded a major federal grant to lead a national trial of treatments targeting the Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) in patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

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Self-care program for acute heart failure patients studied as standard practice

Apr. 15, 2021—Up to 25% of patients with acute heart failure (AHF) face mortality or hospital readmission within one month after being treated in the emergency department (ED).

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