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Department of Emergency Medicine Archives

Self named co-principal investigator of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award

Sep. 22, 2022—Wesley Self, MD, MPH, a physician-scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named co-principal investigator (co-PI) of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).  

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Convalescent plasma doesn’t help severely ill COVID patients: study

Jul. 7, 2022—A Vanderbilt clinical trial shows that convalescent plasma, widely given to severely ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19 during the pandemic, does not improve their ability to survive or recover

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Sex & race & door-to-ECG time

Jun. 2, 2022—More than a third of patients presenting at the emergency department with a suspected heart attack have a “delayed” ECG measure of heart function, with Black patients, females and non-English speakers more likely to experience delays.

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Trauma study aims to improve survival for bleeding patients

Jun. 1, 2022—Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are joining Vanderbilt LifeFlight in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival with resuscitation techniques used to keep patients alive after a traumatic injury.

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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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