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William Schaffner

‘COVID-19 Update Through a Public Health Lens’ featuring Dr. William Schaffner April 10

Apr. 6, 2020—Dr. William Schaffner, an internationally renowned infectious disease specialist and public health expert, will provide the latest updates on COVID-19 and answer questions from the audience.

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Ask an Expert: Can masks stop you from getting COVID-19?

Apr. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt University faculty are sharing their expertise on a range of topics related to COVID-19.

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University launches Public Health Advisory Task Force in response to COVID-19

Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new Public Health Advisory Task Force to serve as a resource for the university during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Watch: Tips for reducing your risk of encountering COVID-19

Mar. 22, 2020—Dr. William Schaffner provides further tips on how to reduce your risk of encountering the novel coronavirus—such as social distancing, practicing good hand hygiene, cleaning surfaces, going to the store during off hours and more.

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Watch: Vanderbilt’s William Schaffner gives tips on staying healthy

Mar. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt University's Dr. William Schaffner, an internationally renowned infectious disease specialist and public health expert, provides tips on how to stay healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.

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My Southern Health: Got the flu? Here’s why you need to stay home

Feb. 22, 2019—William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, weighs in on the importance of staying home while sick and what we can all do to protect ourselves.

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What’s On My Mind: A focus on the faculty

Nov. 9, 2018—A university is built on a foundation of research, scholarship and service; to do each of those successfully, we must create an environment in which the faculty can thrive, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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What you need to know about the 2018-19 flu season

Sep. 20, 2018—William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, explains vaccination timing is important, especially for certain individuals.

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New Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame class has strong Vanderbilt ties

May. 10, 2018—On May 3, the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame announced seven health care professionals selected as this year’s inductee class, three of whom have close ties to Vanderbilt.

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My Southern Health: Got the flu? Here’s why you need to stay home

Jan. 5, 2018—Survey results suggest 75 percent of parents leave the house with the flu—and they’re spreading it to others.

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What you need to know about this year’s flu

Jan. 5, 2018—Discover what strains are prominent, how effective this year’s vaccine is, and how hard the virus has hit Tennessee so far.

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Post-flu risks a growing concern for the elderly

Nov. 21, 2017—Infectious disease experts are warning that flu can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and disability in elderly patients for months after they have recovered from their illness.

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