COVID-19 update September 23, 2020

Last week in MyVUMC we published a "You Asked and We Answered" about patients wearing face shields. Based on further inquiries regarding an allowance of face shields in certain circumstances, we wish to provide further detail and clarifications. View...

NEW: Infrared camera use at VUMC


Vanderbilt University Medical Center has implemented the use of infrared cameras as a means of non-contact temperature measurement for employees, patients and visitors. View...

NEW: You Asked and We Answered: I tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do?


You will need to be at home for at least 10 days from when you tested positive. View...

UPDATE: Hotel stay program has served more than 1,000 VUMC employees


As COVID-19 continues, so will VUMC's popular hotel stay program which will continue through Dec. 31, 2020, allowing employees who work with or near patients to take advantage of VUMC's partnership with local hotels to provide temporary housing options near the main campus. View...

REMINDER: Blood drives continue to meet critical need; antibody testing available


For a limited time, the American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies, providing donors insight into whether they have been exposed to this coronavirus. A list of upcoming dates and times for blood drives across VUMC locations can be found here. View...

REMINDER: DNA Episode 7 - The Genome Files: How #BigData Tailors Treatment


Tune in to Episode 7 of Vanderbilt Health DNA to explore how innovators are dreaming up ways to make tech a participant, not a burden; how vast pools of DNA and EHR data can cast light on a single person or disease; and All of Us. View...

REMINDER: VUMC resource identifies COVID-19 funding opportunities across all scientific disciplines


Edge for Scholars, a community site for researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has developed a resource to exhaustively identify COVID-19 funding opportunities across all scientific disciplines. View...