Apr. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is teaming up with academic, governmental and corporate partners in an unprecedented, fast-tracked global effort to develop antibody-based treatments to protect people exposed to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
Vanderbilt nursing students experience social distancing … and provide virtual clinical patient care
Apr. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has developed an innovative solution to enable its PreSpecialty nursing students to continue their clinical training while taking the social distancing precautions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr. 7, 2020—Jennifer Gaddy, assistant professor of medicine, writes about decarceration as a way to combat the spread of the coronavirus in prisons.
Apr. 6, 2020—Across Vanderbilt’s residential colleges, students, RAs and faculty heads of house are creating virtual spaces to share the highs and lows of transitioning to life away from campus.
Apr. 6, 2020—From protecting data to training on Zoom to ensuring systems function properly to answering phones for the university and Medical Center, more than 280 staff members behind computer screens are working diligently to keep the university running smoothly online.
Mar. 31, 2020—Cynthia Paschal, Vanderbilt senior associate dean for undergraduate education and a biomedical engineering professor, volunteered at a Nashville drive to collect PPE for medical workers to use when treating coronavirus patients.
Mar. 30, 2020—Even as Vanderbilt’s residence halls were closing and the business of educating moved online, Connor put the word out – he was willing to buy and deliver groceries for people who could not or should not leave their homes due to COVID-19.
Mar. 27, 2020—As COVID-19 continues to push unprecedented challenges on medical communities, one of the most pressing threats for hospital staff across the country is a dwindling supply of ventilators. Now, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty is taking on the challenge by way of a fabricated, open-source ventilator design.
Mar. 26, 2020—When Vanderbilt University Medical Center resident Ashley Nassiri asked Katy Riojas how to get the School of Engineering involved in the coronavirus crisis, Riojas had an idea, create face shields.
Mar. 26, 2020—Sanjay Mishra, postdoctoral fellow, and Robert Carnahan, associate professor of pediatrics, write about efforts to create a COVID-19 vaccine using RNA-based antibodies.
Mar. 25, 2020—For graduate students nearing the end of their programs, COVID-19 has created an unexpected challenge: remotely presenting an effective and engaging dissertation defense. That was the new reality for Kyle Godbey, a graduate student of physics at Vanderbilt studying nuclear reactions.
Blair School of Music professor Tucker Biddlecombe teaches his conducting class online during the COVID-19 outbreak
Mar. 23, 2020—Blair School of Music professor Tucker Biddlecombe teaches his conducting class online during the COVID 19 outbreak.