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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Where do broken hearts go?

Modern medicine doesn't have a tonic for lovesick hearts, but an astounding number of people get heart transplantations in Nashville, TN. The path to transplantation is as much of an emotional rollercoaster as an exhibit of advances, courage and despair. Hear what it takes to make sure hearts keep beating well into the future. 
October 25, 2021

‘Think Deeply:’ What Matters To You?

The ultimate goal is to live confidently and enjoy life on our terms. Let’s make sure we’re leaving on the same note. It’s a script flip: this episode isn’t morbid; it’s a sign to prioritize your values and wishes. Get comfortable with the uncomfortable.
October 18, 2021

Mutant Ninjas: How Researchers Are Conquering Viruses

While most of us hunkered down as COVID-19 swept the U.S., these experts stepped up to examine the latest chapter of the age-old human-pathogen relationship. Dive into what fuels them, what keeps them up at night and why it’s vital to keep up the chase to neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses, such as influenza.
October 11, 2021

Climate Is Us

Climate change is the ultimate social determinant of health so let’s amplify its impact on our wellbeing and our ecosystems, and make it a variable in decision-making. We’re all neighbors on this planet: research, health and prosperity depend on action.
October 4, 2021

Step It Up

Clinical trials are the workhorse of research that move all types of care forward. But it’s a Herculean task to get people enrolled. Hear what needs to change as research learns from the COVID-19 sprint — and why we should be rolling up the proverbial sleeve. 
September 27, 2021

Throw out the Textbook

There is no return to a pre-COVID routine. Healthcare industry is undergoing a seismic transformation amid COVID-19, and these Vanderbilt experts are at the heart of it all. Learn how amplifying teamwork, representation, and research are central to battling misinformation and saving more lives.
September 20, 2021

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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