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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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And the Beat Goes On: A resilient Vanderbilt community finds innovative ways to thrive amid the challenges of COVID-19

May. 14, 2020—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives in countless ways, members of the Vanderbilt community have shown remarkable resilience in the face of the crisis.

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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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MVPs: Vanderbilt Athletics shows support for health care workers

May. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics lit up the video board at Hawkins Field on March 30 with a special tribute to all the health care workers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and elsewhere who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

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Viral Video: Vanderbilt experts reach billions in COVID-19 media appearances

May. 14, 2020—To date, Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts have appeared in 28,984 media placements related to COVID-19 since Jan. 15, reaching a cumulative audience of nearly 77 billion.

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Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers

May. 12, 2020—A collaborative project from clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering demonstrates a simple, low-cost retrofit solution that improves the safety of intubation boxes used while treating COVID-19 patients.

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Vanderbilt lights up athletic fields in tribute to VUMC frontline workers

May. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics will light up recreation fields along Blakemore Avenue on the southern border of campus in tribute to the first responders and frontline workers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center caring for COVID-19 patients and others in the Nashville community.

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Documenting the pandemic: Heard Libraries launch COVID-19 Archive

May. 8, 2020—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries invite the Vanderbilt community to document their experience with the COVID-19 pandemic for a new archive to benefit historians and future generations.

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M.P.H. student working front lines of COVID-19 for Native Americans

Apr. 14, 2020—Just a week into her position with the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board, Tamee Livermont, a master of public health student who will graduate with the Class of 2020, was helping to lead the fight against the COVID-19 crisis.

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Vanderbilt University prepares hundreds of rooms for VUMC medical workers fighting global pandemic

Apr. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making a number of its campus residence halls available to serve as essential close-proximity housing for VUMC health care staff as they work around the clock to fight the global novel coronavirus disease.

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Open Mind: VU and VUMC—stronger together

Apr. 6, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the ways Vanderbilt is supporting VUMC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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VU engineers and VUMC doctors team up for open-source ventilator design

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.

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