The COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know

January 13, 2021

Vaccines for COVID-19 are beginning to be administered across the world. As more Tennesseans and Americans become vaccinated, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has produced informational videos and other content for patients and employees.  Find links to those resources below. Jan. 13 message from VUMC CEO Dr. Jeff Balser. Here is a full transcript of Dr. Balser's remarks.

New study creates new model to determine insurance coverage based on policy reforms

December 17, 2020

A new working paper by John Graves, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy and director for the Vanderbilt Center for Health Economic Modeling uses existing research and data to produce a new statistical model that can determine how many people would gain or lose coverage based on policy proposals.  The paper, which has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, can be viewed here.  

JAMA Health Forum to become full-fledged journal in 2021

November 23, 2020

Just a year after its founding as an online channel of information, the Journal of the American Medical Association’s (JAMA’s) Health Forum will become a full-fledged journal in Jan. 2021. Melinda Buntin, PhD, Mike Curb professor of Health Policy and chair of the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is deputy editor of the journal.

Model Helps Predict Which Infants May Develop NAS

November 12, 2020

A new Vanderbilt-designed prediction model may make it easier to determine which infants will go on to develop neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a drug withdrawal syndrome in newborns that occurs after exposure to opioids during pregnancy.