December 20, 2021

VUMC in the news, Dec. 21, 2021

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. The emergence of the omicron variant has especially given him opportunities to speak to reporters and provide information and context. Among the news organizations he has spoken with recently: CNN, Washington Post, Bloomberg News, People, Health, Healthline, Los Angeles Times, Prevention, and Medical News Today.

NBC News interviewed Buddy Creech, MD, director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, for a story about why MIS-C cases didn’t surge during the delta variant wave.

Fox Business interviewed Metro Nashville Coronavirus Task Force Chair Alex Jahangir, MD, professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and director of the Division of Orthopedic Trauma, for a story about the omicron variant being tested against current COVID vaccines.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy, was quoted in a HuffPost story about efforts by Democrats to reduce the price of insulin.

Douglas Ruderfer, PhD, associate professor of Medicine, was quoted in a Salon story about genetics and suicide risk.