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STAR Clinical Trials Network Program Renewed

Russell Rothman, MD, MPP and colleagues received funding approval for the The Stakeholders, Technology and Researchers Clinical Research Network (STAR CRN), supporting the next phase of the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet). The objective of this CRN is to support projects in comparative effectiveness research, pragmatic clinical trials, and other research areas

Tailored dissemination and implementation of emergency care clinical decision support to improve emergency department disposition

NIH Reporter Link Over 80% of emergency department (ED) patients with acute heart failure (AHF) are admitted to the hospital, with only 10% at high-risk for in-hospital events. We developed and validated a prediction rule (STRATIFY) that identifies ED patients with AHF that may be safe to discharge. If successfully implemented, it will save substantial resources without sacrificing patient outcomes and help institutions achieve goals for accountable care.

Velma McBride gives talk on equity in evaluation for POTUS Executive Office

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 & Programs,” is the first in a five-part series.

VUMC, NIH launch clinical trial to test novel therapies to protect host tissue against COVID-19

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. The new trial has enrolled its first patient.