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VUMC aids national effort to repurpose drugs for COVID-19

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for a nationwide platform of studies aimed at “repurposing” existing drugs to treat mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19. The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) is the Clinical Coordinating Center for the ACTIV-6 platform announced April 19 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). DCRI has contracted with VUMC for data coordinating services for the studies, which are supported by $155 million in federal funding.