November 19, 2021

VUMC sources quoted by New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, more

A roundup of a few recent stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, continues to be one of the most in-demand sources about COVID-19, influenza and other subjects in the news. Among the news organizations he has spoken with recently: The New York Times, Healthline, CNN, Health and Prevention.

NPR On Point” interviewed James Crowe, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, for a story about therapeutics for COVID and major scientific breakthroughs on the horizon.

Wesley Self, MD, associate professor of Emergency Medicine, was quoted in a CNN story about breakthrough infections and how breakthrough cases of COVID are not a severe as cases in the unvaccinated.

The Washington Post reporter Lenny Bernstein interviewed Carla Sevin, MD, director, ICU Recovery Center, for a story about ICU survivors and the changed life they and their families live once they are out of the hospital.

The Washington Post featured Consuelo Wilkins, MD, senior vice president and senior associate dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence, as part of its panel Wednesday about efforts to conduct more equitable medical research, diversify clinical trials, and improve responses to patient experiences.