Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action

Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action

Explore the big ideas and breakthroughs happening at Vanderbilt Health

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Dr. Superman: Diversity and Inclusion

2020 is a pivotal moment as society and institutions confront racism, bias and inclusion in health care and the U.S. A cardiologist, a pediatric trauma surgeon and a director of innovation explain why change is requisite for health, well-being and children.
September 28, 2020

The Genome Files: How #bigdata Tailors Treatment

Precision (personalized) medicine takes the guesswork out of treatment, and it all begins with a single data point. Studying one to understand all.
September 21, 2020

Ripple Effect: COVID-19 Upends Health & Society

COVID-19, a newcomer to the human menagerie, is unleashing tectonic shifts and magnifying cracks in society and health care. Vanderbilt Health physicians guiding us through this era pinpoint what needs to change and how far this pandemic will reverberate. 
September 14, 2020

Shadow Influence: Imposter Syndrome

Inhibitions from imposter syndrome, while not a disorder, can amplify the fear of phoniness and spoil achievements. Delve into possible roots of imposter syndrome, the neurology of anxiety, and how your origin story may be a germ.
September 7, 2020

Being Human: Neurosurgeons on the Unknown

We’re realizing the brain is more of a collection of cities linked by highways rather than isolated regions. Neurosurgeons explore how fully mapping the interplay could give insight into who we are – and how long it might take to do it.
August 31, 2020

The Lenses We Wear: Unconscious Bias

If you’re alive you have bias: Our brains process 11 million bits a second so those that surface are the lens through which we see. The problem arises that lens becomes a compass. Reflect on how cracking our lens helps us see clearer.
August 24, 2020

Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action

Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action explores the big ideas and breakthroughs in COVID-19, neurosurgery, vaccine research, imposter syndrome and more – all happening at Vanderbilt Health. Our drive to discover, care, learn and share is in our DNA. It defines who we are, just as your DNA defines you.
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