Wesley Self Archives
VUMC to coordinate national effort to reduce ARDS, pneumonia, sepsis
May. 4, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $31.6 million federal grant to lead a national effort to better understand acute respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia and sepsis.
VUMC-led trial shows two investigational drugs are ineffective for treating severe COVID-19
Apr. 11, 2023—A Vanderbilt-led study evaluating two investigational drugs to treat severe COVID-19 demonstrated that neither drug was effective.
American Society for Clinical Investigation honors 10 Vanderbilt physicians
Feb. 9, 2023—by Bill Snyder Four Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members have been elected this year to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the organization has announced. Four others from VUMC have received ASCI Council Young Physician Scientist Awards this year, and two have received ASCI Emerging Generation Awards. Founded in 1908, the...
Study of two sepsis interventions finds identical outcomes
Feb. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center had a leading role in a large national study designed to compare two early interventions in the treatment of patients with sepsis, the body’s severe response to an uncontrolled infection.
VUMC-led COVID-19 clinical trial platform goes international
Jan. 5, 2023—The ACTIV-4 Host Tissue clinical trial platform, which is designed to investigate therapies targeting the host tissue response to COVID-19 to mitigate lung injury, is now being expanded internationally.
Bivalent booster vaccine effective in preventing COVID-19 hospitalization in older adults
Dec. 16, 2022—The new bivalent mRNA COVID-19 booster vaccines that began being used in September are beneficial in preventing COVID-19-associated hospitalization in persons 65 and over.
VUMC Announces VICTR Leadership Transition
Dec. 16, 2022—by Bill Snyder Gordon Bernard, MD, a leader in clinical and translational medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for more than 40 years, will step aside from his institutional leadership roles in July 2023 to focus more on his research interests and allow a new generation of leaders to take center stage. Bernard, the Melinda...
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).
Convalescent plasma doesn’t help severely ill COVID patients: study
Jul. 7, 2022—A Vanderbilt clinical trial shows that convalescent plasma, widely given to severely ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19 during the pandemic, does not improve their ability to survive or recover
Additional COVID vaccine helps protect transplant patients
Apr. 13, 2022—Additional booster doses of vaccine against COVID-19 are particularly important for those who are immunosuppressed, namely those who have had solid organ transplants, a new study shows.
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%.
Grant boosts vaccine effectiveness research
Jan. 6, 2022—by Nancy Humphrey Investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a $10.7 million research award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue the IVY Research Network, originally created in 2019 to look at how well flu vaccines work at preventing severe flu illness, and expanded in 2021 to enroll patients...