Oct. 28, 2011—There’s still time to get a free flu shot at a convenient location near your office or center. Visit the Occupational Health Clinic’s 2011 Flu Shot Calendar.
Oct. 7, 2011—Antibodies to the 2009 H1N1 influenza strain reveal new insights into how antibody diversity forms and functions, with possible implications for designing flu vaccines.
Oct. 1, 2011—UPDATE 10/12/11, 1 p.m. Vanderbilt Medical Center has unofficially beaten the world record! As of 1 p.m. 9,370 faculty, staff, students and volunteers have been vaccinated for influenza. The current world record for the most vaccinations given in an eight-hour period is 6,215, held by Kaiser Permanente. Tell us your Flulapalooza experience at Vanderbilt’s Facebook...
Sep. 30, 2011—This Week on VUCast: Why a Vanderbilt disease expert says the medical thriller “Contagion” may be closer to reality than you think [ watch full video of Dr. Creech and more information about vaccines ] Why it’s worth going to Flulapalooza! And hear how Vandy doctor uses the trombone as his medical motivation. It’s all...
Jul. 29, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers are seeking healthy adults ages 18-49 for a study testing a new vaccine against H5N1 influenza, a strain which has the potential to be the next pandemic flu virus.
Jun. 8, 2011—Carlos Grijalva, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine, will go to the rural areas of the Peruvian Andes through a $500,000 grant from the Thrasher Foundation to examine pneumonia in children in the hopes of describing the association between common respiratory viral infections and bacterial infection.