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Department of Health Policy Archives

VUMC to launch Program for Health Equity Research

Dec. 29, 2023—VUMC's new Program for Health Equity Research aims to become the nation’s leader in health equity research that’s inclusive, supportive and diverse by creating a rigorous environment for application-driven research with rapid response to policies and practices.

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Erves joins VUMC as director of Community Engaged Research

Nov. 13, 2023—Jennifer Cunningham Erves, PhD, MPH, MAEd, MS, CHES, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as associate professor of Health Policy, director of Community Engaged Research, Office of Health Equity, and scholar, Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research.

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Stevenson named chair of Department of Health Policy

Oct. 12, 2023—David Stevenson has been named chair of the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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More work needed on plans of safe care for infants affected by maternal substance use

Oct. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt research found that there is variability in practice for infants affected by maternal substance use driven by vague policy, challenges of cross-system collaboration and a lack of general knowledge about substance use disorder.

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Study on miscarriage management finds combination treatment is more efficient and cost effective

Aug. 28, 2023—Vanderbilt research finds that only 1% of 22,116 commercially insured women ages 15-49 with medically managed miscarriages received the recommended combination of mifepristone.

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New leaders named to Vanderbilt-Ingram research programs

Aug. 10, 2023—Seven new leaders have been appointed to guide Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s research programs.

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Effective medications for opioid use disorder rarely used

Aug. 7, 2023—Vanderbilt research shows that most individuals diagnosed with opioid use disorder are not on recommended medications and even fewer remain in care.

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Study explores how often children diagnosed with flu experience serious neuropsychiatric side effects

Jul. 24, 2023—A Vanderbilt study is among the first to quantify how often children diagnosed with flu experience serious neuropsychiatric side effects.

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Grant renewal strengthens patient-centered outcomes research training program

Jul. 13, 2023—The federal government has renewed its support of a learning healthcare system (LHS) T32 training program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that prepares investigators to discover, evaluate and implement strategies for improving patient outcomes and, ultimately, the overall health of the community.

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VIGH, partners get training grant to create vaccine-related research in Peru

Jul. 13, 2023—In partnership with the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) and the Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional (IIN), the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) has received $1.2 million for a five-year training grant funded by the Fogarty International Center to establish the Peru-Vanderbilt Prevention through Vaccination Training program.

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Stevenson to serve as interim chair of Health Policy

Jul. 10, 2023—David Stevenson Jr., PhD, MS, has been named interim chair of the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Poll finds most most Tennessee parents agree on evidence-based safe firearm storage

Apr. 12, 2023—A new Vanderbilt poll finds that most Tennessee parents who own firearms agree with ways to safely store their firearms that have been shown through peer-reviewed research to reduce the risk of unintended harm to children.

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