Reporter June 12 2020
TERAVOLT registry tracks outcomes of treatments among people with thoracic cancers sickened by COVID-19
Jun. 12, 2020—New data from TERAVOLT, a global consortium that tracks outcomes of people with thoracic cancers affected by COVID-19, offers clues as to why they experienced a high death rate of 33% when the coronavirus swept across Europe.
Online forum on diversity and inclusion attracts more than 750 from VUMC community
Jun. 11, 2020—Led by André Churchwell, MD, Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Vanderbilt University and Chief Diversity Officer at VUMC, the hour-long conversation, spurred by the nation grappling with the death of George Floyd and other black Americans, was meant to encourage members of the VUMC community to discuss racism and unconscious bias, and offer an opportunity to support and engage with each other during this particularly difficult time.
VUMC Office of Health Equity holds webinar on racism, health and health care
Jun. 10, 2020—The nation is now focused on the deaths of black citizens in police custody but systemic racism permeates every facet of American society including health care, according to panelists who participated in a webinar presented last week by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Health Equity.
VIGH awarded $3 million for building research capacity in Nigeria and Mozambique
Jun. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) has received a new research training grant and a renewal for an existing training program from the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build HIV-focused research capacity with key partners in Nigeria and Mozambique.
Dubree receives advocacy award from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Jun. 9, 2020—Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, has received the 2020 Advocate State Award for Excellence for Tennessee from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
VUMC Obstetric Anesthesiology named a Center of Excellence by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
Jun. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology has been designated as a Center of Excellence (COE) by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP).
VUMC’s REDCap serves pandemic response around the world
Jun. 9, 2020—REDCap, the research data management tool created and powered by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is serving extra duty as research teams and public health authorities around the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
McCoin, Jones lauded as ‘Women to Watch’ in health care
Jun. 9, 2020—Nicole McCoin, MD, vice chair for Education and Keith D. Wrenn Residency Program director in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine, and Pam Jones, DNP, senior associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), have been chosen as 2020 “Women to Watch” by Nashville Medical News.
Vanderbilt, AstraZeneca collaborate on new COVID-19 antibody research
Jun. 9, 2020—After evaluating the ability of more than 1,500 monoclonal antibodies to bind and neutralize the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2, in the laboratory, AstraZeneca signed an exclusive license to six candidate antibodies in Vanderbilt’s portfolio.
Opioid prescriptions after childbirth linked to increased risk of overdose, persistent use
Jun. 9, 2020—Women who are prescribed opioids after childbirth have an increased risk of persistent opioid use or other serious opioid-related events, including overdose, in their first year postpartum, according to a new study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers. This is true regardless of whether the woman had a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section.
Vanderbilt Transplant Center sets monthly record
Jun. 8, 2020—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center performed 73 transplants in May, setting a Medical Center record for the most transplants in a month. Sixteen of those were heart transplants — also a monthly record — cementing VUMC’s status as the busiest heart transplant center in the country.