Health Equity Archives
Estrada to lead VUSM health equity education
Jan. 19, 2023—Lourdes Estrada, PhD, has been named assistant dean for Health Equity Education, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
VUMC adopts updated kidney function equation to better guide patient care decisions
Nov. 17, 2022—In December Vanderbilt University Medical Center will again update the equation used for estimating kidney function with the goals of improving health equity and better guiding patient care decisions.
‘DNA’ Podcast Hosts Two Climate and Health Twitter Spaces Chats
Nov. 3, 2022—Climate and Health conversations will take place on Nov. 13 and 14, from 12:15 pm - 1 pm CT on Twitter Spaces.
VUMC partners with Yale and Morehouse Schools of Medicine, industry organizations to increase diversity in clinical trials
Jul. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt is partnering with Yale School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Research Centers in Minority Institutions Coordinating Center at the Morehouse School of Medicine in an initiative aimed at increasing diversity in clinical trials and addressing systemic barriers to participation by communities of color.
Pediatric acute care use by ZIP code
Jun. 7, 2022—Children with complex chronic conditions who live in low opportunity areas utilize more acute care and could benefit from hospital- and community-based interventions aimed at equitably improving child health outcomes.
Sex & race & door-to-ECG time
Jun. 2, 2022—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.
AAMC launches Health Equity Inventory at VUMC
Apr. 21, 2022—The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has launched a pilot project with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to develop a cloud-based tool to inventory community-based activities to address health inequities.
Study finds sexual minority communities disproportionately engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs
Dec. 29, 2021—People from sexual minority populations, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer communities, are more likely than heterosexual people to engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs.
House staff education includes focus on health equity
Sep. 30, 2021—This summer’s annual orientation for new interns, residents and fellows included a bold new discussion about the history of racism in Nashville and at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as topics on health equity and anti-racism in medical practice.
Raman, Balucan receive health equity research grants
Sep. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers Rameela Raman, PhD, and Francis Balucan, MD, MBA, are the recipients of the first annual Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research (CHSR) Health Equity Research Grants.
‘DNA’ podcast Season 2 explores COVID, science and trust in communities
Aug. 23, 2021—Listen to Episode 1, Blueprint for a Pandemic-Ready Society, and subscribe on your favorite platform. The first episode of the second season of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s original podcast series, Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, tackles bold questions and issues pushed to the surface by COVID-19. This season, the award-winning 10-episode series delves into...
VUMC’s Wilkins lands major national award for women physicians
Jul. 23, 2021—Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, a leader in health equity, diversity and inclusion at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), is the 2021 recipient of the Marion Spencer Fay Award from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.