Reporter April 3 2020
Shinohara named chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology
Apr. 3, 2020—After serving as the department’s interim leader, Eric Shinohara, MD, MSCI, vice chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named as the department’s chair.
Dolly Parton makes generous gift to advance COVID-19 research at Vanderbilt
Apr. 2, 2020—Legendary country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton has made a generous gift to Vanderbilt University Medical Center that will increase scientific knowledge and advance the battle against COVID-19.
Dr. Jeff Balser with an Update on VUMC’s COVID-19 Response
Apr. 2, 2020— Hi, everyone. Like many areas of the country, we are seeing increasing numbers of coronavirus cases. Over the past week, the number of cases in Davidson County has increased by 50%. To-date, about 50 coronavirus patients have been admitted to VUMC, and nearly 20 have been discharged. How bad the storm gets depends almost...
Study aims to shield health workers from COVID-19 infection
Apr. 2, 2020—VUMC is playing a key role in a national effort to establish a registry of U.S. health care workers and test whether the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) will protect them, their patients and their families from COVID-19.
Information technology aids VUMC’s COVID-19 response
Apr. 2, 2020— by Paul Govern From eStar to Zoom, information technology is vital to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s response to COVID-19. Teams from all three of VUMC’s information technology departments — Health IT, VUMC IT and Enterprise Cybersecurity — are supporting care of COVID-19 outpatients, preparing for large increases in hospital admissions, rapidly expanding telehealth capabilities...
VUMC teams follow up with COVID-19 patients at home
Apr. 2, 2020—Several components of Vanderbilt University Medical Center have come together to provide coordinated follow-up care for patients isolated at home with COVID-19.
Progression of inflammatory lung disease analyzed
Apr. 2, 2020—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center interim analysis shows that there appears to be a considerable length of time before a subset of people develop inflammatory, scarring lung diseases where there is radiologically detectable evidence they will develop lung disease.
Researcher works on protocols to implement screening for gastric cancer
Apr. 2, 2020—A Vanderbilt gastroenterologist is helping lead an effort to establish screening guidelines for gastric cancer in the United States, where the number of people at risk for the cancer is increasing as the nation’s population becomes more diverse.
Menachem named to key role for Adult Congenital Heart Association
Apr. 2, 2020—Jonathan Menachem, MD, has been named to the Medical Advisory Board of the Adult Congenital Heart Association.
Keeping good nutrition habits crucial while social distancing
Apr. 1, 2020—Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic could keep many people at home for weeks with fewer trips to the grocery, so it’s natural to want to eat what’s in your freezer or pantry.
VU engineers, VUMC doctors team for open-source ventilator design
Apr. 1, 2020—As COVID-19 continues to push unprecedented challenges on medical communities, one of the most pressing threats for hospital staff across the country is a dwindling supply of ventilators.
Study to explore TBI’s impact on language processing
Apr. 1, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University have been awarded more than $3.8 million to study the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on one’s ability to process language in everyday settings.