Winkfield to direct engagement for national research network
Feb. 2, 2022—Vanderbilt is set to establish an Engagement Coordinating Center for PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
STAR Clinical Research Network to receive major grant renewal
Oct. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt's STAR Clinical Research Network has been approved for an additional $8.9 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support its efforts to improve health care throughout the Southeast and across the United States.
VUMC is pacesetter for national aspirin study
May. 20, 2021—According to an innovative large-scale clinical trial reported last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, a single daily baby aspirin (81 mg) or a single daily adult aspirin (325 mg) are equally safe and effective for prevention of adverse cardiovascular events for patients with established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
VUMC aids national effort to repurpose drugs for COVID-19
Apr. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for a nationwide platform of studies aimed at “repurposing” existing drugs to treat mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19.
A cohort for type 2 diabetes studies
Nov. 17, 2020—A study group of more than 600,000 patients with type 2 diabetes, identified from electronic medical records in the PCORnet national research network, could be valuable for assessing the safety of type 2 diabetes drugs.
In utero antibiotics and obesity risk
Jan. 31, 2019—Maternal antibiotic use during pregnancy was not associated with childhood obesity at age 5, according a national study led by a Vanderbilt pediatrician.