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Collaboration key to rapid expansion of lab test capacity

Apr. 23, 2020—The rapid ramping up of SARS-CoV-2 testing at VUMC reflects the dedication of the professionals who work in the Clinical Laboratory and also their collaboration with colleagues in research laboratories throughout VUMC.

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Fewer accidents, social distancing spur drop in trauma volumes

Apr. 23, 2020—Compared to last April, through April 19 the adult trauma service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is on track to admit 65% fewer patients from roadway accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents and pedestrians struck by autos.

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Nursing students participate in virtual clinical training

Apr. 22, 2020—What do you do with 154 nursing students who are suddenly unable to participate in the hands-on nursing (clinical) care that makes up 60% of their education each week?

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VUMC’s hotline surpasses 20,000-call milestone

Apr. 16, 2020—In early March Vanderbilt University Medical Center established a telephone hotline for its patients and employees concerned that they could be ill with COVID-19. The hotline has since received more than 20,000 calls.

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Food Services makes adjustments as part of virus response

Apr. 16, 2020—Stop by the Courtyard Café at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and you’ll see that COVID-19 has wrought some obvious changes.

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Medical Scientist Training Program adapts to COVID-19 challenges

Apr. 16, 2020—The Medical Scientist Training Program has been intentional in approaching the challenges presented by COVID-19.

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VUMC groups unite to sanitize N95 masks with ultraviolet light

Apr. 9, 2020—A group of physicians, nurses and representatives from multiple areas throughout VUMC came up with a process in less than a week to safely and effectively sanitize used N95 respirators.

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Research team awarded $9 million to study extracellular RNA in colorectal cancer

Apr. 9, 2020—The NCI program project grant is supporting multiple projects that aim to define fundamental biological principles about extracellular RNA signaling and the development and aggressiveness of colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center and AstraZeneca join forces to identify potential COVID-19 treatments

Apr. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca have joined forces to identify candidates for antibody-based treatments that could protect people exposed to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

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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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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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