Reporter July 17 2020
Nearly one-third of Tennessee parents are worried their child has an undiagnosed mental health condition, new poll finds
Jul. 16, 2020—One-third of Tennessee parents with children ages 6-17 are worried their child has an undiagnosed mental health condition, a new poll from the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy found.
Investments advance emergency medicine services at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital
Jul. 16, 2020—On July 16, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital’s (VWCH) Emergency Department transitioned to become part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine. The VWCH Emergency Department was previously staffed through physicians from a contracted agency.
Button Project lets children see the faces behind the masks
Jul. 16, 2020—Children and their families who come to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for their care are used to seeing the friendly faces and smiles of staff, nurses and doctors.
VUMC welcomes largest group of new nurse residents
Jul. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Nurse Residency Program is facing a unique challenge this summer — welcoming more than 350 nurse residents, its largest cohort ever, while drastically altering the program to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clickbusters program takes on EHR alert fatigue
Jul. 16, 2020—On April 1, the Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC), in coordination with Health IT, launched a grassroots program called Clickbusters to stem alert fatigue at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Richmond steps down as associate director for Research Education for VICC
Jul. 16, 2020—After serving 16 years as associate director for Research Education at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), Ann Richmond, PhD, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, is stepping down from the leadership post.
Brooks, Adams to lead VUMC advisory boards
Jul. 16, 2020—Grammy Award-winning country music artist Kix Brooks is the new chair of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Advisory Board, taking over for outgoing chair Allison DeMarcus. Louise Adams, who succeeds Judge Les Smith, was recently named the chair of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) Advisory Board.
Investigational glaucoma drug studied to prevent respiratory distress in COVID-19 patients
Jul. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is evaluating razuprotafib, a drug being investigated for the treatment of glaucoma, in a new randomized, investigational trial for the prevention and treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in adult patients with moderate to severe COVID-19.
Antibody research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center shows promise in fight against COVID-19
Jul. 15, 2020—Based on positive results in preclinical studies reported today, potently neutralizing antibodies identified by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are showing promise as a potential therapy for preventing and treating COVID-19.
StrategyShare 2020 to proceed in virtual sessions
Jul. 15, 2020—New dates and a revised, virtual format have been announced for StrategyShare2020, with the first session on Sept. 29.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center to recruit up to 1,000 volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine Trial
Jul. 15, 2020—In late July, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will begin recruiting up to 1,000 volunteers in a late-stage study of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. in collaboration with the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health.
VUMC studies provide key positive results for COVID-19 vaccine in early-stage clinical trial
Jul. 14, 2020—An experimental coronavirus vaccine stimulated robust immune responses against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and raised no serious safety concerns in an early-stage clinical trial.