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Listen Up: VUMC offers original podcast series

Posted by on Monday, October 5, 2020 in Around the Medical Center, Fall 2020 .

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, an original podcast series exploring the issues and scientific advancements  shaping health, medicine and society.

The series takes the listener deep into the world of health care through conversations with more than 30 pioneers who are pushing boundaries and setting the stage for the next generation of medicine. DNA delves into the opportunity — and imperative — of creating a system and culture in health care that values the contributions of the person as a catalyst for working toward better health for all.

“This is a pivotal time for medicine

and science where people are looking for expertise and hope regarding the way forward. 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,” said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

The 10-episode series showcases issues ranging from the cutting-edge science and philosophy behind neurosurgery; how technology can sync with patients and providers to more efficiently serve both; the quest to eradicate and contain fast-moving infectious diseases such as COVID-19; and the importance of combating the depths of latent unconscious bias that limit vitality in the modern workplaces and communities.

Episodes are available on all podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and the Health Podcast Network. Be a part of the dialogue on Twitter with #ListenDNA and following @VUMC_Insights.