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Reporter Feb 11 2022

Wear Red Day

Feb. 10, 2022—Members of Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) gathered for a photo last week to recognize National Wear Red Day — an observance created by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to raise awareness of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States.

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VUMC a national leader in organ, tissue donations

Feb. 9, 2022—A total of 109 people gave the gift of life as deceased organ donors at Vanderbilt in 2021, resulting in saving 280 lives, more than any other year, and more patients generously gave their gift of organs at Vanderbilt last year than any other single hospital in the United States.

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Magnet Document for Ambulatory Clinics now available to view online

Feb. 9, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees are invited to view the Magnet Document for Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Clinics.

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Vanderbilt and CDC research shows third vaccine dose key to preventing omicron hospitalization

Feb. 9, 2022—Vanderbilt research shows that two doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine result in lower effectiveness for preventing hospitalization for the omicron variant than previous variants. However, importantly, a third (“booster”) vaccine dose significantly improves protection against omicron hospitalization up to 86%.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Michael Kuntz

Feb. 8, 2022—Michael Kuntz, MD, recently joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as assistant professor of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology.

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Study shows life-saving benefit of baricitinib for ventilated COVID patients

Feb. 7, 2022—Vanderbilt research shows that critically ill COVID-19 patients on a mechanical ventilator or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation lived more often when randomized to receive baricitinib.

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