Reporter May 22 2020
Study explores how staph bacteria can survive in bone
Jun. 3, 2020—A comprehensive evaluation of the metabolic pathways that support Staphylococcus aureus (“staph”) growth during invasive bone infections could offer new targets for treatment.
State cancer plan has robust input and commitment from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
May. 21, 2020—More than a dozen representatives of Vanderbilt University Medical Center helped plan and made a commitment to help carry out the strategy for how Tennessee will prevent cancer and minimize its burden on state residents.
VUMC research ramps up in COVID-19 transition
May. 21, 2020—As Nashville cautiously begins to emerge from its two-month-long COVID-19 Safer at Home response, so too are the labs and facilities at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Team uses imaging to study ways the heart is affected by coronavirus
May. 21, 2020—Researchers are using imaging and diagnostic pathology to examine postmortem hearts donated by victims of COVID-19 to gain a better understanding of how the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 affects the heart.
Five things to know about smell and taste loss in COVID-19
May. 21, 2020—While fever, cough and shortness of breath have characterized the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its list of common symptoms in late April to include a new loss of smell or taste.
Preschools for autism and hearing loss adapt to virtual learning
May. 21, 2020—As social distancing mandates have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers have relied on creativity to continue providing educational opportunities for their students.
Ryman Hospitality Properties and VUMC in tune for a safe and healthy restart to business
May. 21, 2020—Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. has announced the selection of Vanderbilt University Medical Center as its official wellness advisor during the company’s phased reopening of its businesses.
Rounding based on acuity helps preserve attention of clinicians
May. 21, 2020—Multidisciplinary teams conducting daily rounds in intensive care units will typically work their way down hallways, going from one patient to the next based on spatial proximity.
Team to develop patient data sharing framework for pandemics
May. 21, 2020—Any large-scale effort to use data from COVID-19 patients to serve biomedical or public health research must first concern itself with patient privacy issues.
Survey links employees with mental health resources
May. 21, 2020—In alignment with May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Vanderbilt Behavioral Health and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are offering employees an additional way to receive support for their mental health.
MIDP students get creative to decontaminate respirator masks
May. 21, 2020—Students from the Medical Innovators Development Program (MIDP) within the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) have devised a protocol that repurposes hospital blanket warmers to decontaminate N95 respirator masks — a process that could extend the current supply of the disposable masks by allowing them to be reused up to five times.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics honors Silver
May. 21, 2020—Heidi Silver, RDN, MS, PhD, an internationally known registered dietitian and nutrition scientist at VUMC, is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Research Practice Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.