Coronavirus experts discuss importance of research investments, lessons learned from COVID-19 at Chancellor’s Lecture Series
Mar. 24, 2021—Vanderbilt’s role in shaping each step of the medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic began three decades ago and is grounded in the determination of a small group of scientists to understand coronaviruses. The research, and the faculty and alumni who helped lead it, was the topic of the March 23 Chancellor’s Lecture Series virtual event, “Vanderbilt in the Vanguard: The Decades-Long Journey to a Coronavirus Vaccine.”
Nov. 18, 2020—On Friday, Nov. 20, starting at 6 a.m. CT, international and domestic Vanderbilt students can join live online get-togethers ranging from yoga and origami lessons to a Bluegrass music listening session to discussions about American politics and media.
Nov. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt students recently had the opportunity to make their own stylish and unique “designer” face masks at multiple mask-making sessions led by Vanderbilt costume shop manager and senior lecturer Alexandra Sargent Capps at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center.
Oct. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt biomedical engineers receive NIH funding to continue the development of a rapid, precise, in-office test for respiratory infections including COVID-19.
Jul. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt biomedical engineers have developed COVID-19 tests immune to supply chain shortages.
Jul. 22, 2020—Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development Autumn Kujawa, who studies the development of mood and anxiety disorders, has conducted one of the first longitudinal studies on mental health outcomes from COVID-19 and finds there is high potential for recovery when the pandemic situation improves.
Vanderbilt medical experts discuss health disparities, inequities during COVID-19 on webinar co-hosted with SEC chief diversity officers
Jun. 26, 2020—More than 600 attendees from across the Southeast participated in a June 24 webinar on COVID-19 health disparities hosted by Vanderbilt and presented by the chief diversity officers of universities in the Southeastern Conference.
Vanderbilt researcher finds COVID-19 pandemic shapes opportunities for radical change to the U.S. health care system
Jun. 4, 2020—A new article from Jonathan Metzl details how COVID-19 has dramatically revealed the ways that institutionalized inequality and structural racism shape health, and provides recommendations for radical change to the U.S. health care system.
May. 29, 2020—Jonathan Irish joins an international collaboration by deploying artificial intelligence to optimize COVID-19 treatment and vaccine development.
May. 22, 2020—Commodore fans are invited to participate in a virtual 5K event from June 5 to 8, the proceeds of which will benefit Feed Our Heroes, an organization that delivers end-of-shift meals to local health care workers fighting COVID-19.
May. 18, 2020—ACCRE, Vanderbilt’s Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education, has contributed over 240,000 compute core hours to research on COVID-19 through its involvement in the Open Science Grid, a consortium of more than 100 universities and research labs that work together on complex computing jobs.
May. 15, 2020—As chairman of Metro Nashville’s Board of Health, Alex Jahangir is coordinating the city’s COVID-19 response and providing leadership that has likely saved lives.