Blog RSS https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/ en Velma McBride gives talk on equity in evaluation for POTUS Executive Office https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news/velma-mcbride-gives-talk-equity-evaluation-potus-executive-office <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Velma McBride gives talk on equity in evaluation for POTUS Executive Office</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/23/2021 - 09:21</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/275" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Velma McBride gives talk on equity in evaluation for POTUS Executive Office"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Vanderbilt University</div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2021/08/20/vanderbilt-faculty-gives-talk-on-equity-in-evaluation-for-potus-executive-office/" target="_blank">https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2021/08/20/vanderbilt-faculty-gives-talk-on-equity-in-evaluation-for-potus-executive-office/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Velma McBride Murry, University Professor of education and human development and health policy at Vanderbilt University, was recently invited to present her research on equity in evaluation for the Office of Management and Budget at the White House. Her talk, “Centering Equity in and through Federal Evaluations: Reexamine, Re-envision, and Retool Practices, Policies &amp; Programs,” is the first in a five-part series. The series seeks to highlight evidence-based practices that address Executive Order 13985 by President Joe Biden, which is designed to advance racial equity and support for underserved communities through the federal government.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=111" hreflang="en">McBride Murry, Velma</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=139" hreflang="en">Public Policy Equity</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 23 Aug 2021 14:21:21 +0000 ridingkm 275 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health VUMC, NIH launch clinical trial to test novel therapies to protect host tissue against COVID-19 https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research-latest-imph-community-news/vumc-nih-launch-clinical-trial-test-novel-therapies <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC, NIH launch clinical trial to test novel therapies to protect host tissue against COVID-19</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/29/2021 - 17:20</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/274" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC, NIH launch clinical trial to test novel therapies to protect host tissue against COVID-19"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/07/26/vumc-nih-launch-clinical-trial-to-test-novel-therapies-to-protect-host-tissue-against-covid-19/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/07/26/vumc-nih-launch-clinical-trial-to-test-novel-therapies-to-protect-host-tissue-against-covid-19/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are leading a nationwide clinical trial to explore the safety and effectiveness of a group of novel drugs designed to protect patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at high risk of poor outcomes.</p> <p>The new trial has enrolled its first patient.</p> <p>Part of the <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nih.gov%2Fresearch-training%2Fmedical-research-initiatives%2Factiv&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cdoug.campbell%40VUMC.ORG%7Cda84e83fa08e4ae77fb908d9503a5d1e%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637629033896799415%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=jKxF5hprfKXkp4OuqxEqG60gHYySOgsv3fn4L2a1zD0%3D&amp;reserved=0">Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV)</a> initiative, the <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnhlbi-connects.org%2Fstudies%2F20&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cdoug.campbell%40VUMC.ORG%7Cda84e83fa08e4ae77fb908d9503a5d1e%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637629033896809368%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=oOtFHrAwW9c7hMWyKW%2FSfa2pYKqCiYJPQ6vuNHNJkiY%3D&amp;reserved=0">ACTIV-4 Host Tissue</a> trial will first explore the efficacy of drugs that target the Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) and the immune system, both of which become dysregulated during COVID-19 and cause widespread damage in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=101" hreflang="en">COVID-19 Clinical Trials</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=56" hreflang="en">Collins, Sean</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=77" hreflang="en">Self, Wesley</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:20:23 +0000 ridingkm 274 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health Rosenbloom appointed to National Library of Medicine’s Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences Review Committee https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news/rosenbloom-appointed-national-library-medicines-biomedical-informatics <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Rosenbloom appointed to National Library of Medicine’s Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences Review Committee</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/18/2021 - 15:31</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/267" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Rosenbloom appointed to National Library of Medicine’s Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences Review Committee"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/05/18/rosenbloom-appointed-to-national-library-of-medicine-biomedical-informatics-library-and-data-sciences-review-committee/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/05/18/rosenbloom-appointed-to-national-library-of-medicine-biomedical-informatics-library-and-data-sciences-review-committee/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/dbmi/person/s-trent-rosenbloom-md-mph-facmi-famia">Trent Rosenbloom, MD, MPH</a>, professor and vice chair of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, has been appointed to the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences (BILDS) Review Committee. His term will take place from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025.</p> <p>Rosenbloom has served on study sections throughout his career, including for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, The NLM, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=138" hreflang="en">Rosenbloom, Trent</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 18 May 2021 20:31:26 +0000 ridingkm 267 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH named 2021 Chancellor Faculty Fellows https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news/stephen-patrick-md-mph-named-2021-chancellor-faculty-fellows <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH named 2021 Chancellor Faculty Fellows</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 05/12/2021 - 15:44</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/268" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH named 2021 Chancellor Faculty Fellows"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2021/05/12/nine-faculty-named-2021-chancellor-faculty-fellows/" target="_blank">https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2021/05/12/nine-faculty-named-2021-chancellor-faculty-fellows/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Nine outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2021 cohort of <a href="https://www.vanderbilt.edu/faculty-affairs/chancellors-faculty-fellows/">Chancellor Faculty Fellows</a>. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.</p> <p>“Our exceptionally talented faculty drive Vanderbilt’s mission of scholarship, teaching and innovation,” Chancellor Daniel Diermeier said. “By investing in their early careers, we are setting the stage for the breakthrough discoveries and meaningful collaborations that will enhance our academic community and advance positive change in the world.”</p> <p>The selected faculty members will meet as a group during the course of their fellowships to exchange ideas on teaching and research, building a broader intellectual community that advances trans-institutional scholarship, as well as to engage in academic leadership development events to increase their leadership capacity.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=80" hreflang="en">Patrick, Stephen</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 12 May 2021 20:44:56 +0000 ridingkm 268 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health VUMC to lead national study to treat severe COVID complications https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research-latest-imph-community-news/vumc-lead-national-study-treat-severe-covid <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC to lead national study to treat severe COVID complications</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/06/2021 - 16:01</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/270" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC to lead national study to treat severe COVID complications"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/05/06/vumc-to-lead-national-study-to-treat-severe-covid-complications/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/05/06/vumc-to-lead-national-study-to-treat-severe-covid-complications/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (<a href="https://victr.vumc.org/">VICTR</a>) has been awarded a major federal grant to lead a national trial of treatments targeting the Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) in patients hospitalized with COVID-19.</p> <p>Comprised of the hormones renin, angiotensin and aldosterone, RAAS is essential for the regulation of blood pressure and fluid balance. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can disrupt this system, resulting in life-threatening complications, including pulmonary edema, thromboembolic complications and severe cardiac injury.</p> <p><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/02/24/collins-takes-on-new-vcc-imph-leadership-roles">Sean Collins</a>, MD, MSc, professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who has deep expertise in emergency care and RAAS, will lead the trial, which will test whether drugs targeting RAAS can prevent the vascular, fibrotic and inflammatory consequences of severe COVID-19 disease.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=56" hreflang="en">Collins, Sean</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=101" hreflang="en">COVID-19 Clinical Trials</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=91" hreflang="en">VICTR</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 06 May 2021 21:01:26 +0000 ridingkm 270 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health Rothman Receives Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news/rothman-receives-faculty-award-outstanding-contributions-research <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Rothman Receives Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/06/2021 - 15:54</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/269" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Rothman Receives Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/05/06/faculty-awards-honor-teaching-research-clinical-excellence-2/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/05/06/faculty-awards-honor-teaching-research-clinical-excellence-2/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>Recipient of the </em><strong>WILLIAM J. DARBY AWARD</strong></p> <p>For Translational Research that has Changed the Practice of Medicine Worldwide</p> <p><strong>Russell Rothman, MD, MPP, </strong>Ingram Professor of Integrative and Population Health, professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Health Policy<em> </em></p> <p>Rothman, who is VUMC’s Senior Vice President for Population and Public Health and director of the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, has led quality measurement and improvement studies across the Mid-South. He currently is principal investigator of a clinical research network funded by the non-profit Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) that supports comparative effectiveness studies and pragmatic clinical trials. This award recognizes Rothman’s application of large-scale quality improvement and implementation science to transform health outcomes at the regional and national levels.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=40" hreflang="en">Rothman, Russell</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 06 May 2021 20:54:03 +0000 ridingkm 269 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health IMPH Receives VUSM Faculty Awards https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news/imph-receives-vusm-faculty-awards <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">IMPH Receives VUSM Faculty Awards</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 05/05/2021 - 12:36</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/266" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to IMPH Receives VUSM Faculty Awards"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="VUSM awards" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/sites/default/files/public_files/images/fac_awards.png" class="align-center" /></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=137" hreflang="en">VUSM Faculty Awards</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=40" hreflang="en">Rothman, Russell</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=74" hreflang="en">Hartmann, Katherine</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=44" hreflang="en">Blot, William</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 05 May 2021 17:36:33 +0000 ridingkm 266 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health Hospital Medicine Reengineering Network (HOMERuN) https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news/hospital-medicine-reengineering-network-homerun <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Hospital Medicine Reengineering Network (HOMERuN)</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 05/03/2021 - 20:54</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/261" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Hospital Medicine Reengineering Network (HOMERuN)"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>VUMC is a founding member of the HOMERuN collaborative, which engages hospitalists, researchers, and hospital medicine groups at leading medical centers nationwide, accelerating the discovery and swift implementation of quality care improvements. Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc, and Eduard Vasilevskis, MD, MPH, lead VUMC’s participation.<br /> <br /> Projects include multi-site studies on the preventability of hospital readmissions; incidence, causes, and risk factors for diagnostic error in hospital settings (UPSIDE); and a large clinical collaborative on COVID-19. HOMERuN maintains an active Patient &amp; Family Advisory Council, established under a Eugene Washington Award from PCORI.</p> <p><a href="https://hospitalinnovate.org/">Visit the website for more information here. </a></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=70" hreflang="en">Kripalani, Sunil</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=131" hreflang="en">Vasilevskis, Eduard</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=101" hreflang="en">COVID-19 Clinical Trials</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 04 May 2021 01:54:15 +0000 ridingkm 261 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health Zheng named VICC associate director for Population Sciences Research https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news/zheng-named-vicc-associate-director-population-sciences-research <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Zheng named VICC associate director for Population Sciences Research</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/21/2021 - 16:11</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/271" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Zheng named VICC associate director for Population Sciences Research"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/04/21/zheng-named-vicc-associate-director-for-population-sciences-research/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/04/21/zheng-named-vicc-associate-director-for-population-sciences-research/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Wei Zheng, MD, PhD, MPH, Anne Potter Wilson Professor of Medicine, has been named associate director for Population Sciences Research at Vanderbilt- Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).</p> <p>Zheng, chief of the Division of Epidemiology and director of the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, replaces William Blot, PhD, who retired from the leadership position on April 1 but will continue to serve in a professor emeritus role.</p> <p>In his new role, Zheng is responsible for direct oversight and coordination of the Cancer Epidemiology Research Program and the Cancer Health Outcomes and Control research program.  The research programs focus on initiatives within the VICC catchment area, which encompasses Tennessee and portions of Kentucky and Alabama and national and international initiatives. The scope of work includes advancing the understanding of cancer etiology, devising better methods for early detection of cancer and disease management and improving cancer patient survivorship and quality of life.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/index.php/latest-imph-community-news?tag=123" hreflang="en">Zheng, Wei</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/index.php/latest-imph-community-news?tag=124" hreflang="en">Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:11:22 +0000 ridingkm 271 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health VUMC aids national effort to repurpose drugs for COVID-19 https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research-latest-imph-community-news/vumc-aids-national-effort-repurpose-drugs-covid-19 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC aids national effort to repurpose drugs for COVID-19</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/19/2021 - 16:15</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/272" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC aids national effort to repurpose drugs for COVID-19"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/04/19/vumc-aids-national-effort-to-repurpose-drugs-for-covid-19/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/04/19/vumc-aids-national-effort-to-repurpose-drugs-for-covid-19/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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.</p> <p>The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) is the Clinical Coordinating Center for the ACTIV-6 platform <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nih.gov%2Fnews-events%2Fnews-releases%2Flarge-clinical-trial-study-repurposed-drugs-treat-covid-19-symptoms&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cdoug.campbell%40vumc.org%7C3baf661560454b22bec508d90353f197%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637544481331829306%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=WRby%2B7Wfs0Di9gaaq8zltpZvoHKguOZhkx4sWOKFWhg%3D&amp;reserved=0">announced</a> April 19<strong> </strong>by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). DCRI has contracted with VUMC for data coordinating services for the studies, which are supported by $155 million in federal funding.</p> <p>The DCC principal investigator is <a href="https://www.vumc.org/biostatistics/person/chris-j-lindsell-phd">Chris Lindsell</a>, PhD, professor of Biostatistics and director of the Research Methods Program in the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (<a href="https://victr.vumc.org/">VICTR</a>), which provides comprehensive support for clinical and translational research at VUMC.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=20" hreflang="en">Christopher Lindsell</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=91" hreflang="en">VICTR</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=85" hreflang="en">COVID-19 Study</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=84" hreflang="en">COVID-19 Grants</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 19 Apr 2021 21:15:59 +0000 ridingkm 272 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health Dr. Consuelo Wilkins Testified Before U.S. Senate HELP Committee https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research-latest-imph-community-news/dr-consuelo-wilkins-testified-us-senate-help-committee <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Dr. Consuelo Wilkins Testified Before U.S. Senate HELP Committee</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/30/2021 - 16:10</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/257" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Dr. Consuelo Wilkins Testified Before U.S. Senate HELP Committee"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/examining-our-covid-19-response-improving-health-equity-and-outcomes-by-addressing-health-disparities" target="_blank">https://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/examining-our-covid-19-response-improving-health-equity-and-outcomes-by-addressing-health-disparities</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dr. Wilkins testified before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor &amp; Pensions Committee on Examining Our COVID-19 Response: Improving Health Equity and Outcomes by Addressing Health Disparities. It was exciting to hear her reference several of our projects and to witness the impact of our combined efforts and contributions are making on a national level!</p> <p>To watch the hearing, please use the link below: <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.help.senate.gov%2Fhearings%2Fexamining-our-covid-19-response-improving-health-equity-and-outcomes-by-addressing-health-disparities&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7C8ea625d6c20347d7565c08d8f3b5bc68%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637527309162302493%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=qDniViS78EKPwTT1H9HzzljB9GtZgyn%2FykwPG1uaeTk%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/examining-our-covid-19-response-improving-health-equity-and-outcomes-by-addressing-health-disparities" shash="o8Kqi9NojPl8lHJb6RDExYrY72pFWkBPci6oFSE5nIDnfQC5zxByD4+VkRN+PUmVLsaX79Jy9RgDrtyNreSbOF/C58mKNNVU+NYTtcDqfqt5ltAPv83YBvQloi2Fp0I6puDxcArQptGskX3QN+c8uLJ8XjGvFXtHGOjh3voMVNo=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/examining-our-covid-19-response-improving-health-equity-and-outcomes-by-addressing-health-disparities&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">https://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/examining-our-covid-19-response-improving-health-equity-and-outcomes-by-addressing-health-disparities</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/medicine-public-health/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/wilkins_senate.jpg?itok=rk9rUzSW" width="477" height="515" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=49" hreflang="en">Wilkins, Consuelo</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=103" hreflang="en">COVID-19 and Health Equity</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=66" hreflang="en"> Health Equity</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 30 Mar 2021 21:10:31 +0000 ridingkm 257 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health Vanderbilt research played key role in new lung screen guidelines https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news/vanderbilt-research-played-key-role-new-lung-screen-guidelines <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt research played key role in new lung screen guidelines</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 03/18/2021 - 21:07</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/264" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt research played key role in new lung screen guidelines"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/18/vanderbilt-research-played-key-role-in-new-lung-screen-guidelines/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/18/vanderbilt-research-played-key-role-in-new-lung-screen-guidelines/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has formally recommended two changes that will nearly double the number of people eligible for lung cancer screening by lowering the age from 55 to 50 and reducing the number of smoking history pack years from 30 to 20.</p> <p>The recommendations have particular significance for women and African Americans. The USPSTF cited a 2019 study by Vanderbilt researchers in their decision analysis. The study, published in <em>JAMA Oncology</em>, revealed a striking disparity in eligibility between races. Among smokers diagnosed with lung cancer, 32% of African Americans versus 56% of whites were eligible for screening. The researchers reviewed cancer incidence data on 48,364 smokers from the Southern Community Cohort Study in one of the largest comprehensive evaluations of lung screening guidelines established by the USPSTF.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=133" hreflang="en">Aldrich, Melinda</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=134" hreflang="en">Lung Cancer</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=66" hreflang="en"> Health Equity</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 19 Mar 2021 02:07:18 +0000 ridingkm 264 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health Preterm births in Tennessee decreased during pandemic https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research-latest-imph-community-news/preterm-births-tennessee-decreased-during-pandemic <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Preterm births in Tennessee decreased during pandemic</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/15/2021 - 21:36</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/250" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Preterm births in Tennessee decreased during pandemic"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/15/preterm-births-in-tennessee-decreased-during-pandemic/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/15/preterm-births-in-tennessee-decreased-during-pandemic/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Statewide stay-at-home orders put in place as Tennessee fought to control the spread of coronavirus last March were associated with a 14% lower rate of preterm birth, according to a research letter published today in <em>JAMA Pediatrics</em>.</p> <p>Preterm infants have higher morbidity and mortality risks than babies born at term.</p> <p>Senior author Stephen Patrick, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy and a neonatologist at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and his colleagues had observed in March that there appeared to be fewer infants than usual in the NICU at the children’s hospital. Along with colleagues at the Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the team aimed to test if these anecdotal observations were related to the statewide lockdown order.</p> <p>The study is the first in the United States to confirm the trend that more persons staying at home, essentially on forced bed rest, reduced the number of late preterm infants (34-35 weeks).</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=80" hreflang="en">Patrick, Stephen</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=81" hreflang="en">Child Health Policy </a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=106" hreflang="en">COVID-19 and Health Policy</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 16 Mar 2021 02:36:36 +0000 ridingkm 250 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health Some people suffer from vaccine guilt https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research-latest-imph-community-news/some-people-suffer-vaccine-guilt <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Some people suffer from vaccine guilt</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/15/2021 - 21:02</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/263" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Some people suffer from vaccine guilt"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://www.newschannel5.com/rebound/some-people-suffer-from-vaccine-guilt" target="_blank">https://www.newschannel5.com/rebound/some-people-suffer-from-vaccine-guilt</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — In a lot of cases, securing a COVID-19 vaccination appointment is like winning the golden ticket. However, for some, the vaccination relief is followed by guilt after getting the shot.</p> <p>"They can feel a little guilty, that’s okay, in time as they realize that they are now insulated to a large degree against a very nasty situation that is developing COVID-19," Dr. Jim Jackson said, "They’re going to feel good, and in time their loved ones are going to get the vaccine."</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=99" hreflang="en">Jackson, Jim</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=57" hreflang="en">COVID-19</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 16 Mar 2021 02:02:21 +0000 ridingkm 263 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health Study incorporates genetics with smoking history to identify high-risk smokers for lung cancer screening https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news/study-incorporates-genetics-smoking-history-identify-high-risk-smokers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Study incorporates genetics with smoking history to identify high-risk smokers for lung cancer screening</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/09/2021 - 21:52</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/254" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Study incorporates genetics with smoking history to identify high-risk smokers for lung cancer screening"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/09/study-incorporates-genetics-with-smoking-history-to-identify-high-risk-smokers-for-lung-cancer-screening/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/09/study-incorporates-genetics-with-smoking-history-to-identify-high-risk-smokers-for-lung-cancer-screening/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A study by Vanderbilt researchers that analyzed both smoking history and genetic risk variants for lung cancer supports modifying current guidelines to include additional smokers for lung cancer screening.</p> <p>The <a href="https://academic.oup.com/carcin/advance-article/doi/10.1093/carcin/bgab018/6153462?guestAccessKey=22229790-8d75-4669-9d65-47dee9a70555">study</a>, published Feb. 26 in <em>Carcinogenesis</em>, also suggests that genetic risks identified in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) could be considered to further identify which smokers should undergo lung screens at an earlier age.</p> <p>The analysis supports the recent recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task to lower the screening age from 55 to 50 and to reduce the number of smoking history pack years from 30 to 20. The recommendation is partially based on a study by Vanderbilt researchers published in <em>JAMA Oncology</em> that revealed a striking racial disparity for eligibility under the existing guidelines — among smokers diagnosed with lung cancer, only 32% of African Americans versus 56% of whites were eligible for screening.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=123" hreflang="en">Zheng, Wei</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=124" hreflang="en">Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=125" hreflang="en">Cancer</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Mar 2021 03:52:30 +0000 ridingkm 254 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health 2020 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card: Overall improvement, work to be done https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news/2020-tennessee-mens-health-report-card-overall-improvement-work-be-done <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2020 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card: Overall improvement, work to be done</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/08/2021 - 21:14</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/265" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to 2020 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card: Overall improvement, work to be done"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2021/03/08/2020-tennessee-mens-health-report-card-overall-improvement-work-to-be-done" target="_blank">https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2021/03/08/2020-tennessee-mens-health-report-card-overall-improvement-work-to-be-done</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Men’s health across Tennessee is trending toward improvement, according to the <a href="https://www.vanderbilt.edu/crmh/tmhrc/index.php">2020 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card</a>, but racial and geographic disparities persist.  </p> <p>Compiled by Vanderbilt University’s <a href="https://www.vanderbilt.edu/crmh/">Center for Research on Men’s Health</a> in cooperation with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the <a href="https://www.tn.gov/health.html">Tennessee Department of Health</a>, <a href="https://home.mmc.edu/">Meharry Medical College</a> and the <a href="https://www.menshealthnetwork.org/tnchapter">Tennessee Men’s Health Network</a>, the TMHRC reports the state of health and well-being in men across Tennessee and is used to guide policy advocacy and practices across the state.</p> <p><a href="https://www.vanderbilt.edu/mhs/person/derek-m-griffith/">Derek M. Griffith</a>, professor of medicine, health and society and founder and director of the CRMH, led the development of the fifth report card.  </p> <p> </p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=135" hreflang="en">Griffith, Derek</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=68" hreflang="en">Medicine, Health, and Society</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=136" hreflang="en">Men&#039;s Health Report Card</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 09 Mar 2021 03:14:30 +0000 ridingkm 265 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health NIH grant bolsters childhood status epilepticus and epilepsy research in Nigeria https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news/nih-grant-bolsters-childhood-status-epilepticus-and-epilepsy-research <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NIH grant bolsters childhood status epilepticus and epilepsy research in Nigeria</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 03/06/2021 - 21:46</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/253" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to NIH grant bolsters childhood status epilepticus and epilepsy research in Nigeria"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/02/nih-grant-bolsters-childhood-status-epilepticus-and-epilepsy-research-in-nigeria/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/02/nih-grant-bolsters-childhood-status-epilepticus-and-epilepsy-research-in-nigeria/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) has received a new research grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and Fogarty International Center of the NIH to establish a large childhood status epilepticus (SE) cohort in northern Nigeria with key partners Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and Bayero University, and with the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=39" hreflang="en">Trevathan, Edwin</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=121" hreflang="en">Epilepsy</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=122" hreflang="en">Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Sun, 07 Mar 2021 03:46:50 +0000 ridingkm 253 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health Study to evaluate effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing hospitalization https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research-latest-imph-community-news/study-evaluate-effectiveness-covid-19-vaccines <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Study to evaluate effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing hospitalization</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/02/2021 - 21:39</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/251" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Study to evaluate effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing hospitalization"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/02/study-to-evaluate-effectiveness-of-covid-19-vaccines-in-preventing-hospitalization/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/02/study-to-evaluate-effectiveness-of-covid-19-vaccines-in-preventing-hospitalization/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 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.</p> <p>In 2020, clinical trial data showed that the current SARS-CoV-2 vaccines were effective at preventing infections and severe illness from COVID-19 in the clinical trial setting.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=77" hreflang="en">Self, Wesley</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=45" hreflang="en">Lindsell, Christopher</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=87" hreflang="en">Grijalva, Carlos</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=69" hreflang="en">Halasa, Natasha</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=117" hreflang="en">Stubblefield, Bo</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=101" hreflang="en">COVID-19 Clinical Trials</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/covid-19-research?tag=116" hreflang="en">Clinical Research Networks and Strategy</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:39:12 +0000 ridingkm 251 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health VUMC investigator expands HIV research into South Africa https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news/vumc-investigator-expands-hiv-research-south-africa <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC investigator expands HIV research into South Africa</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/26/2021 - 21:43</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/252" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC investigator expands HIV research into South Africa"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/02/18/vumc-investigator-expands-hiv-research-into-south-africa/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/02/18/vumc-investigator-expands-hiv-research-into-south-africa/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigator is hoping to improve access to HIV testing in South Africa, where more than 7 million people are known to have the virus, by training traditional healers to perform the tests.</p> <p>Carolyn Audet, PhD, assistant professor of Health Policy in the Department of Health Policy and Institute for Global Health, has partnered with Ryan Wagner, PhD, a research fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, to develop a novel HIV testing strategy for individuals living in rural communities</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=118" hreflang="en">Audet, Carolyn</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=119" hreflang="en">HIV</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=120" hreflang="en">South Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Sat, 27 Feb 2021 03:43:29 +0000 ridingkm 252 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health Collins takes on new VCC, IMPH leadership roles https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news/collins-takes-new-vcc-imph-leadership-roles <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Collins takes on new VCC, IMPH leadership roles</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/medicine-public-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:25</span> <a href="/medicine-public-health/blog-post-rss/248" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Collins takes on new VCC, IMPH leadership roles"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/02/24/collins-takes-on-new-vcc-imph-leadership-roles/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/02/24/collins-takes-on-new-vcc-imph-leadership-roles/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Sean Collins, MD, MSci, professor of Emergency Medicine, has taken on new leadership roles in the Vanderbilt Coordinating Center (VCC) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health (IMPH).</p> <p>Collins will become co-director of the VCC, which was founded in 1989 by Gordon Bernard, MD, Melinda Owen Bass Professor of Medicine and Executive Vice President for the Office of Research. The VCC provides support for clinical trials led by VUMC through multiple teams — one that helps with screening and enrollment, another that provides consultation on design and recruitment and another that serves as a liaison for researchers — all with the goal of optimizing trial results.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=56" hreflang="en">Collins, Sean</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=86" hreflang="en">Emergency Medicine</a>, <a href="/medicine-public-health/latest-imph-community-news?tag=115" hreflang="en">Clinical Trials</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 25 Feb 2021 03:25:16 +0000 ridingkm 248 at https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health