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Panel considers ways to improve vaccine readiness, restore trust

May. 19, 2022—A recent Ethics Grand Rounds, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, explored potential ways to overcome vaccine readiness and restore trust in health care providers.

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Major grant renewal to provide five more years of support for VICTR

Apr. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has competed successfully for a third renewal of its Clinical and Translational Science Award by the National Institutes of Health.

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Innovation draws researchers to REDCap Day

Feb. 23, 2022—Vanderbilt's virtual REDCap Day featuring presentations and workshops drew 412 participants this year.

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NIH grant to address chronic diseases that affect populations with health disparities

Jan. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Meharry Medical College and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are the recipients of a $12.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to jointly develop the Southeast Collaborative for Innovative and Equitable Solutions to Chronic Disease Disparities.

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NIH grant to address chronic diseases that affect populations with health disparities

Jan. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Meharry Medical College and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have received a major grant from the National Institutes of Health to jointly develop the Southeast Collaborative for Innovative and Equitable Solutions to Chronic Disease Disparities.

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Grant helps early-career researchers affected by COVID-19

Nov. 17, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received $550,000 from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s (DDCF) COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists.

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Jackson, Winkfield selected among ‘Women to Watch’ in health care

Oct. 25, 2021—Gretchen Purcell Jackson, MD, PhD, and Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, are honored among top health care leaders in the 2021 “Women to Watch” by Nashville Medical News.

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Funding renewed for Meharry, TSU, Vanderbilt-Ingram partnership on cancer disparities

Sep. 24, 2021—The Meharry Medical College/Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center/Tennessee State University Partnership has received renewed funding from the NCI to continue long-standing collaborations to eliminate cancer health disparities.

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Winkfield named to National Cancer Advisory Board

Sep. 16, 2021—President Joe Biden has appointed Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, to the National Cancer Advisory Board, where she will serve a six-year term and help guide federal initiatives that focus on cancer.

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HBCU scholars program expanding enrollment

Mar. 11, 2021—The James Puckette Carter Scholars Program, the result of a partnership between Meharry Medical College (MMC), Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF), intended to increase the number of physicians who attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in health care, is expanding to double its enrollment capacity.

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Variety of influences helped shape Birch’s medical career

Oct. 22, 2020—Andrea Birch was 9 years old and on top of the world. Her visiting cousin had challenged her to a tree-climbing contest, and, as a competitive kid always up for a challenge, she had outclimbed him. She was looking down at him from her lofty perch and, as she recalls, “goading him from the top.

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Ascension St. Thomas, Tristar Health, Meharry Medical College/Nashville General Hospital, Vanderbilt Health issue joint statement on COVID-19

Oct. 20, 2020—The number of active COVID-19 cases in Tennessee is rising. In the 13 counties that comprise the Nashville Metropolitan Area, new cases have increased 50% over the last 2 weeks. We strongly urge everyone in Middle Tennessee, and all Tennesseans, to remain vigilant in their efforts to limit the spread of the virus by wearing masks, washing hands and staying socially distant — including not participating in large gatherings.

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