This week Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) launched Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, an original podcast series exploring the issues and scientific advancements shaping health, medicine and society.
The 10-episode podcast series will uncover breakthroughs happening at Vanderbilt Health and dig deeper into innovative ideas from more than 30 of VUMC’s most visionary thinkers. Episodes will investigate topics such as the importance of combating unconscious bias in modern workplaces and communities; the cutting-edge science and philosophy behind neurosurgery; how technology can sync with patients and providers to more efficiently serve both; and the quest to eradicate and contain fast-moving infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
"This is a pivotal time for medicine and science where people are looking for expertise and hope regarding the way forward," said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. "The podcast series provides insights that are grounded in the latest research and, perhaps most importantly, demonstrates the passion of our experts behind this work."
The first episode, "The Futurist: Your Life, Your Health, Your Care," explores how COVID-19 adds a new dimension to personalized care. Dr. Balser is joined by Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, vice president and Associate Dean for Health Equity, and Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC, former Executive Vice President for Educational Affairs and Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education, to imagine a future in which learning and caring are integral to health.
Here is a list of episodes:
August 17, 2020
EPISODE 2 - VACCINES: PANDEMICS VS. PROSPERITY
Featuring: Dr. William Schaffner, Dr. Buddy Creech, Dr. James Crowe, Dr. Mark Denison
August 24, 2020
EPISODE 3 - THE LENSES WE WEAR: UNCONSCIOUS BIAS
Featuring: Dr. Arie Nettles, Dr. Nancy Brown, Dr. Kyla Terhune
August 31, 2020
EPISODE 4 - BEING HUMAN: NEUROSURGEONS ON THE UNKNOWN
Featuring: Dr. Reid Thompson, Dr. Lola Chambless, Dr. Dario Englot
September 7, 2020
EPISODE 5 - SHADOW INFLUENCE: IMPOSTER SYNDROME
Featuring: Dr. Jenni Blackford, Dr. Maureen Gannon, Dr. Sara Horst
September 14, 2020
EPISODE 6 - RIPPLE EFFECT: COVID-19 UPENDS HEALTH & SOCIETY
Featuring: Dr. David Aronoff, Dr. Alex Jahangir, Dr. Consuelo Wilkins
September 21, 2020
EPISODE 7 - THE GENOME FILES: HOW #BIGDATA TAILORS TREATMENT
Featuring: Dr. Kevin Johnson, Dr. Josh Denny, Dr. Yaa Kumah-Crystal
September 28, 2020
EPISODE 8 - DR. SUPERMAN: DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Featuring: Dr. Andre' Churchwell, Dr. Jeffrey Upperman, Kristy Sinkfield
October 5, 2020
EPISODE 9 - EVERYBODY THRIVE NOW: WHY HEALTH POLICY MATTERS
Featuring: Dr. Melinda Buntin, Dr. Stephen Patrick, Dr. Stacie Dusetzina, Cecilia Moore
October 12, 2020
EPISODE 10 - MAGIC: REDCAP REVEALS LOCAL HEROES
Featuring: Dr. Paul Harris, Selena Carpenter, Dr. Tamala Bradham