Reporter April 24 2020
Dr. Jeff Balser about plans to resume services at VUMC
Apr. 24, 2020—Let’s start today with a topic that I know is top-of-mind: When and — just as important — how will we reopen?
Box to be protected by MFA starting April 29
Apr. 23, 2020—As Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues to support work-at-home efforts for many employees, workforce members are using online collaboration tools more than ever to effectively work from home offices.
Urologist Dmochowski named ABU president
Apr. 23, 2020—The American Board of Urology (ABU) is naming Roger Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, professor, Department of Urologic Surgery, and associate surgeon-in-chief at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as its president for 2020-2021.
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.
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.
VUMC joins global effort to explore COVID-19 genetics
Apr. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have joined an international genetics effort to make advances as quickly as possible on understanding and treating COVID-19.
VUMC team creates COVID-19 research registry
Apr. 23, 2020—Out of the electronic health records (EHRs) of patients seen at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a team in the Department of Biomedical Informatics is creating a COVID-19 patient registry as a platform for research.
Process eases telehealth enrollment for children
Apr. 23, 2020—While a secure online process allows adults to enroll in My Health at Vanderbilt remotely, due to various regulatory protections, children and adolescents have been required to enroll in person.
Health workers sought for hydroxychloroquine study
Apr. 23, 2020—Health care workers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 can participate in a randomized, controlled clinical trial testing the effectiveness of the drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in preventing infection.
VUSM students help patients, clinicians with telehealth
Apr. 23, 2020—When in-person visits to Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic needed to be quickly converted to telehealth appointments in response to COVID-19, a novel solution was hatched to bring both clinicians and patients up to speed on videoconferencing.
Polygenic scores identify those at high cancer risk
Apr. 23, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt researchers constructed polygenic risk scores (PRS) based on genomic variants associated with eight common cancers and concluded they could potentially be used for personalized risk assessments.
Clinical trial to test possible new therapy for autism deficits
Apr. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a multisite clinical trial to test a potential new medication for treating core deficits of autism spectrum disorders in children ages 2-4.