Department of Emergency Medicine

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Bivalent booster vaccine effective in preventing COVID-19 hospitalization in older adults

The new bivalent mRNA COVID-19 booster vaccines that began being used in September are beneficial in preventing COVID-19-associated hospitalization in persons 65 and over.

Gordon Bernard, MD, is stepping down from his institutional leadership roles next summer to focus on his research interests.

VUMC Announces VICTR Leadership Transition

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

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).  

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

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

Sex & race & door-to-ECG time

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.

The TOWAR team includes, from left, Sadia Laghari, MLS(ASCP); Mayur Patel, MD, MPH; Ashley Panas, MD, MPH; Allan B. Peetz, MD, MPH; Christy Kampe MAcc, CCRP, CIP; and April Johnson.

Trauma study aims to improve survival for bleeding patients

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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