Division of Infectious Diseases

VUMC app used by research participants around the world

MyCap is a secure, customizable mobile computing application (for smartphone or tablet) used to collect data from research participants on a remote basis.

At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where MyCap was created and launched in 2018, some 107 projects have used the app, and by 2021, research participants in 135 countries had installed the free app.

Harris named Department of Medicine’s executive vice chair for Clinical Affairs

Bryan Harris, MD, MPH, MMHC, has been named executive vice chair for Clinical Affairs for Vanderbilt’s Department of Medicine, effective July 1.

Phillips elected to Association of American Physicians

Vanderbilt’s Elizabeth Phillips, MD, has been elected to membership in the Association of American Physicians

COVID alters respiratory microbiota

COVID-19 infection alters the microbes of the upper respiratory tract for at least several weeks, and such disturbances could impact disease severity and be targets for therapeutic interventions.

Study finds RSV may evade vaccines via rapid mutation

A Vanderbilt study concluded that RSV’s ability to mutate rapidly to escape detection by the body’s immune system makes it more challenging to design and develop vaccines that can stop it from spreading.

NIH grant supports TB research network in Brazil

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $5 million grant to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for continued support of the Brazil Regional Prospective Observational Research in Tuberculosis network, or RePORT-Brazil.

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