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Study aims to shield health workers from COVID-19 infection

Apr. 2, 2020—VUMC is playing a key role in a national effort to establish a registry of U.S. health care workers and test whether the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) will protect them, their patients and their families from COVID-19.

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Information technology aids VUMC’s COVID-19 response

Apr. 2, 2020—  by Paul Govern From eStar to Zoom, information technology is vital to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s response to COVID-19. Teams from all three of VUMC’s information technology departments — Health IT, VUMC IT and Enterprise Cybersecurity — are supporting care of COVID-19 outpatients, preparing for large increases in hospital admissions, rapidly expanding telehealth capabilities...

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VUMC teams follow up with COVID-19 patients at home

Apr. 2, 2020—Several components of Vanderbilt University Medical Center have come together to provide coordinated follow-up care for patients isolated at home with COVID-19.

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Keeping good nutrition habits crucial while social distancing

Apr. 1, 2020—Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic could keep many people at home for weeks with fewer trips to the grocery, so it’s natural to want to eat what’s in your freezer or pantry.

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VU engineers, VUMC doctors team for open-source ventilator design

Apr. 1, 2020—As COVID-19 continues to push unprecedented challenges on medical communities, one of the most pressing threats for hospital staff across the country is a dwindling supply of ventilators.

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Study to explore TBI’s impact on language processing

Apr. 1, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University have been awarded more than $3.8 million to study the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on one’s ability to process language in everyday settings.

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School of Medicine students take part in virtual Match Day

Mar. 25, 2020—Match Day — and Vanderbilt’s longstanding tradition of gathering fourth-year medical students, their families, friends and faculty together to celebrate — was revamped to accommodate the social distancing measures that have been put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Suddenly having to work from home can create new challenges

Mar. 18, 2020—For those who work in an office surrounded by co-workers, working from home can sound like a dream come true — there’s no frustrating commute and you can sit quietly at your own kitchen table or home office, away from the distractions of daily office work life. But if it’s not your choice, it can be a different story.

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Artist hopes mural brightens days at Children’s Hospital

Mar. 18, 2020—At Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, bunnies in space helmets swirl around the rings of Saturn. A bunny speeds by the sun in a spaceship. Another rides across the sky in a hot air balloon.

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‘The Call’ will let Children’s Hospital patients talk to astronauts on space station

Mar. 11, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is about to be out of this world. The Children’s Hospital school program has been chosen as one of only nine schools across the country to talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station as it passes over Tennessee.

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VUMC rolls out new standard attire program for patient service specialists

Mar. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently launched a new standard attire program for patient service specialists (PSS), the staff who work in outpatient check-in and checkout areas.

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Biomarker in saliva predicts childhood obesity risk: study

Mar. 5, 2020—A molecular marker in saliva is associated with the emergence of childhood obesity in a group of preschool-aged Hispanic children.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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