COVID-19 Research and Innovation
Oct. 15, 2020—It might be possible to use vesicles carrying the receptor for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to bind the virus and prevent infection.
Aug. 28, 2020—According to new research by Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Trueblood, the development of an effective vaccine is only the first part of a solution to developing herd immunity against COVID-19.
Aug. 27, 2020—Physician-scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are investigating whether SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be spread through aerosolized emissions (microscopic droplets and particles) during minimally invasive surgery in children.
Aug. 26, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science has launched the Grand Challenge Initiative to invest in collaborative research projects with the potential of making a significant impact on some of society’s most pressing questions.
Jul. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt biomedical engineers have developed COVID-19 tests immune to supply chain shortages.
Jul. 10, 2020—Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Abhishek Dubey is applying artificial intelligence to address how the essential public transit systems of Nashville and Chattanooga—WeGo Public Transit and CARTA, respectively—can maintain social distancing protocols and proactively plan bus routes and schedules in response to COVID-19.
Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization breaks records in rapid facilitation of COVID-19 related agreements
Jul. 9, 2020—To keep pace with Vanderbilt researchers developing COVID-19 solutions, the Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization has facilitated three license agreements, 11 patent applications and 43 material transfer agreements in record time.
Jul. 8, 2020—Nurse leaders from Vanderbilt and two other prominent nursing schools in Tennessee are conducting a national study to measure the impact of a decision by state leaders to waive physician oversight of advanced practice registered nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.