Reporter April 10 2020
VUMC adult hospital prepared for surge of COVID-19 admissions
Apr. 10, 2020—As of April 9, Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) had admitted 79 patients with COVID-19, 55 of those admitted had subsequently been discharged, and three patient had died. Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital had admitted 10 patients with COVID-19, none had died, and one of those admitted had subsequently been discharged.
Dr. Jeff Balser on VUMC’s ongoing commitment to its people and the needs of our community
Apr. 10, 2020—It’s been just over a month since the first reported case of COVID-19 in our region. And while there is a significant road ahead of us, I want to take a moment to share my gratitude for each and every one of you.
Vanderbilt Health Policy COVID-19 model finds evidence of flattening curve, recommends distancing policies continue
Apr. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have found evidence of the rate of COVID-19 infection slowing in Tennessee, which reduces the chance that the state will run out of hospital capacity for patients.
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.
Surveillance key to monitoring exposed employees
Apr. 9, 2020—Medical surveillance by the Occupational Health Clinic is essential to the COVID-19 response at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
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.
Study tracks genomics of lung tumor behavior
Apr. 9, 2020—A study by Vanderbilt researchers has identified genomic alterations in early stage adenocarcinomas of the lung that may indicate whether the lesions develop into aggressive tumors.
VUMC study named as JAMA Surgery’s top paper
Apr. 9, 2020—The world’s No.1 ranked surgery journal, JAMA Surgery, has announced that a June 2019 study led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was the journal’s top paper of the year as measured by Altmetric Attention Score.
Katz awarded LEAP Fellowship to improve antibiotic use in Tennessee
Apr. 9, 2020—Sophie Katz, MD, MPH, is one of four early career infectious diseases physicians in the United States to receive the award, which provides $100,000 of funding support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Self-care crucial for providers during pandemic
Apr. 8, 2020—High levels of stress and anxiety can be debilitating, especially for health care providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there are ways they can protect themselves and their ability to provide the best and most compassionate care.
VUMC explores strategy to protect Emergency Department providers during COVID-19 pandemic
Apr. 8, 2020—Policy changes related to telemedicine that were quickly implemented during the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) have created opportunities for technology-based clinical evaluation, which serves to protect patients and providers alike, while conserving personal protective equipment (PPE).
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.