COVID-19 Research and Innovation
Nov. 6, 2020—Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Yi Ren and her team have made several discoveries to illuminate the mechanisms of key host-pathogen interactions involving viruses, with implications for gaining a better understanding of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Nov. 4, 2020—A November article published in Rehabilitation Psychology reviews research on disabilities and COVID-19 to help rehabilitation psychologists mitigate the effects of the added stress of the pandemic. In addition, the work addresses how systemic discrimination against people with disabilities intersects with other forms of inequity.
Nov. 2, 2020—The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the homeless community, including posing unique health risks to the homeless population and spurring a likely increase in homelessness due to job losses, said Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of human, organizational and community development.
Nov. 2, 2020—The VINSE Spotlight Podcast interviews researchers associated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering to highlight the depth and breadth of discoveries and innovations related to the institute.
Zechmeister, LAPOP rise to challenge of conducting phone surveys on democratic public opinion during COVID-19 pandemic
Nov. 2, 2020—The Latin American Public Opinion Project's efforts never stopped when Vanderbilt closed labs in mid-March due to COVID-19. Instead, director Elizabeth Zechmeister’s team pivoted to exclusively remote work and tackled the monumental task of overhauling research protocols to acquire data that reveals new insights about the pandemic’s effects on democracy.
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.