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Clinical trial at VUMC tests novel treatment for asthma

Nov. 10, 2022—VUMC has begun enrolling patients with asthma in a clinical trial of a novel treatment: a medication approved to treat diabetes and obesity.

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Conference highlights REDCap’s global reach

Sep. 29, 2022—REDCap administrators from around the world recently attended the 14th edition of REDCapCon in Boston, hosted this year by Harvard Catalyst, Harvard University’s center for clinical and translational science.

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Self named co-principal investigator of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award

Sep. 22, 2022—Wesley Self, MD, MPH, a physician-scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named co-principal investigator (co-PI) of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).  

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New high-tech biobank safeguards critical specimens

Aug. 25, 2022—by Bill Snyder Vanderbilt University Medical Center has opened a state-of-the-art automated biobanking system that can store as many as 10 million biospecimens, including blood and body fluids, tissue, and genetic and protein material, at temperatures down to minus 80 degrees Celsius. The “BioStore” was purchased from its manufacturer, Massachusetts-based Azenta Life Sciences, with the...

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VUMC and Roivant Social Ventures announce collaboration to develop therapies for underserved populations

Jul. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Roivant Social Ventures (RSV) this week announced an intention to collaborate in developing therapies for traditionally underserved populations and diseases.

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Major grant renewal to provide five more years of support for VICTR

Apr. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has competed successfully for a third renewal of its Clinical and Translational Science Award by the National Institutes of Health.

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Translational Research Forum honors scientific excellence

Nov. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s strength in translational research, which helps “translate” scientific discovery into medical practice, was celebrated recently during the Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum

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Facebook campaign quickly nets clinical trial participants

Aug. 5, 2021—The cost and effectiveness of social media as a participant recruitment tool for clinical research is still being evaluated. To better understand its utility, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center used Facebook to mount a short, monthlong pilot campaign in and around Houston attempting to recruit participants for an ongoing smoking cessation study being conducted in that city.

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VUMC aids national effort to repurpose drugs for COVID-19

Apr. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for a nationwide platform of studies aimed at “repurposing” existing drugs to treat mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19.

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Study outlines VUMC’s strategy for a learning health care system

Apr. 1, 2021—New investments in clinical programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are increasingly contingent upon studies to validate claims of benefit and the potential for scalability and spread.

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Study to evaluate effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing hospitalization

Mar. 2, 2021—As the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) considers adding a third COVID-19 vaccine to the rollout, a multicenter study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center will evaluate how effective the vaccines are in preventing hospitalization from COVID-19.

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Computer-based study reveals impact of race on health

Oct. 8, 2020—A computer-based method developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that scans electronic medical records (EMRs) for genetic contributors to disease has been used for the first time to reveal the impact of race on health.

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