VUMC investigator expands HIV research into South Africa

February 26, 2021

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. 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

Vanderbilt, Zambia researchers find delirium in hospitalized patients linked to mortality, disability in Sub-Saharan Africa

February 11, 2021

Delirium, a form of acute brain dysfunction, is widespread in critically ill patients in lower resourced hospitals, and the duration of delirium predicted both mortality and disability at six months after discharge, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

HERO-TOGETHER Clinical Trial

January 13, 2021

HERO-TOGETHER is an opportunity for people working in health care who receive a COVID-19 vaccine to help the public understand how people do after vaccination. The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-generation challenge that health care heroes everywhere have worked together to face. From working on the front lines to working behind the scenes, people in healthcare and public service have joined together with unprecedented focus to fight COVID-19.

Matthew Weinger elected as 2020 AAAS Fellow

November 24, 2020

Matthew Bret Weinger, Norman Ty Smith Chair in Patient Safety and Medical Simulation and professor of anesthesiology was elected as one of the 2020 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his distinguished contributions to the fields of human factors, clinician performance, and patient safety.