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Sign located outside the Vanderbilt Medical Center, photographed on Oct. 16, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Hallie Williams)

World’s first dual heart-lung transplant on COVID-19 patient performed at VUMC

October 27, 2020

The heart and lungs for the transplant came from a Hepatitis C-positive donor and the transplant was performed on Sept. 24.

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Q&A: Dr. Kathryn Edwards provides The Hustler insight on coronavirus vaccine technology and distribution timelines

September 19, 2020

Edwards, professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt, talks about the progress made with coronavirus vaccines in light of her own research and political pressures for vaccine distribution.

Student Health Center

From Flulapalooza to Avoid the Flu at VU

September 19, 2020

The annual mass vaccination event by VUMC has switched to a long term campaign, offering influenza shots at the Student Health Center.

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Official ORCHID trial results to be released shortly, will tell us effectivity of hydroxychloroquine in acute COVID-19 cases

September 13, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine is an effective therapy for a number of illnesses, and ORCHID looks to determine its safety and efficacy in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

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Roommates of positive COVID-19 cases expected to quarantine for up to 24 days

September 6, 2020

Longstanding CDC guidelines surface as off-campus households have members test positive.

Eskind Biomedical Center photographed on Aug. 29, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel)

Vanderbilt researchers studying the use of plasma to treat COVID-19 with $34M grant

September 1, 2020

Convalescent plasma has been used before to treat illnesses, and PassItOn will study its efficacy in treating COVID-19.

Dr. William Schaffner

Q&A: Back to School, COVID-19 Updates with Dr. William Schaffner

August 26, 2020

Schaffner sits down with The Hustler once again to discuss vaccine timelines, latest COVID-19 research and Vanderbilt’s return to campus.

A screenshot of the virtual town hall featuring members of Vanderbilt administration and medical experts.

UPDATED: University hosts medical experts in virtual town hall discussing return to campus

July 18, 2020

The town hall, held at 2 p.m. CDT on July 18, featured guests including VUMC president and CEO Dr. Jeffrey Balser, VUMC Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André Churchwell and Vanderbilt Medical School Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases Dr. William Schaffner.

Coronavirus research has been taking place at Vanderbilt Medical Center. (Hustler Multimedia/ Emily Gonçalves)

VUMC physicians see progress in the treatment of COVID-19, vaccine development

April 16, 2020

Infectious disease specialist and thoracic surgeon showcase vaccine trials, public health responses and new clinical findings.

Dr. William Schaffner (Photo courtesy Vanderbilt University)

Q&A: Doctor William Schaffner speaks to The Hustler about new COVID-19 developments

April 13, 2020

Schaffner, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt Medical School, talks about returning to life as normal following COVID-19, research at VUMC and changing mask guidelines.

Left to right: Joshua Gafford, Andrew Tumen, Robert Webster and Matthew Bacchetta stand with their mechanism as it's tested (Photo courtesy Matthew Bacchetta)

Vanderbilt doctors, engineers develop functional ventilator design to combat shortage

April 11, 2020

Amidst ventilator shortages, their cheap, accessible ambu bag accessory started as a garage project. Two weeks later, it has yielded ‘something we could use on a patient today.’

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Vanderbilt cancels in-person classes for the rest of the semester

March 11, 2020

VUMC staffer tests positive for COVID-19, Wednesday evening email states that undergraduate residents must move out by Sunday.