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COVID-19 Research and Innovation

WATCH: A Word with Wente—a discussion with Dr. Jeff Balser

Jun. 22, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Dr. Jeff Balser, president and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of the School of Medicine, discuss VUMC’s efforts on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic—both the search for treatments and a vaccine, and providing world-class patient care.

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Jana Harper: Creating performance art during COVID-19

Jun. 10, 2020—When COVID-19 arrived in Nashville, Jana Harper, professor of the practice of art, had to quickly adapt her NEA-supported performance art piece to reflect the necessities of social distancing.

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Partisanship shapes Tennesseans’ coronavirus views: Vanderbilt Poll

Jun. 9, 2020—The partisanship of Tennesseans strongly influences their views on COVID-19, according to the latest statewide Vanderbilt Poll. The poll also found that economic worries abound as Tennesseans feel the financial effect of the safer-at-home order.

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Data Science Institute welcomes 18 undergraduate fellows for virtual summer research

Jun. 5, 2020—The DSI Summer Research Program engages students who are interested in carrying out data science-related research with a Vanderbilt faculty member and integrates them into the institute’s community of data science scholars.

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Vanderbilt University screening tool assesses COVID-19 risk

Jun. 1, 2020—A virtual self-screening tool developed by Vanderbilt global health experts will help individuals assess their risk of COVID-19 and provide anonymized data to public health researchers and officials studying the spread of the disease.

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Artificial intelligence offers a chance to optimize COVID-19 treatment in international partnership

May. 29, 2020—Jonathan Irish joins an international collaboration by deploying artificial intelligence to optimize COVID-19 treatment and vaccine development.

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VU Data Science Institute takes on challenge of COVID-19 readiness for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

May. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt's Data Science Institute has developed short- and long-term readiness models specific to the needs of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to address COVID-19's impact on policies and procedures, better preparing the hospital to provide the best care for patients.

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Parent depression linked to reduced empathy, putting kids at risk for adverse outcomes

May. 18, 2020—Depression in parents can lead to reduced empathy toward their children, which puts the children at risk for long-term negative impacts.

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ACCRE contributes 240,000 compute core hours to COVID-19 research

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.

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Buddy Creech, BS’95, MPH’06: Leading COVID-19 treatment trials

May. 15, 2020—Buddy Creech, director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, is helping lead some of the NIH-funded treatment trials of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Richard Hatchett, BA’89, MD’95, helps lead global effort to develop COVID-19 vaccine

May. 15, 2020—As CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI), Richard Hatchett is playing a lead role in the global effort to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.

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The Front Lines: Vanderbilt physicians, researchers join worldwide fight against COVID-19

May. 14, 2020—From the front lines of patient care to collaborating with scientists across the globe searching for treatments and vaccines, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University researchers have been working for months to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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