January 7, 2022

VUMC in the news, Jan. 11, 2022

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: NBC News, CNN, MSNBC, Voice of America, Healthline, Shape, Medscape, Consumer Reports,  and USA Today.

Bloomberg TV and CNBC interviewed James Crowe, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, for stories about monoclonal antibody treatments. Also, Scientific American reprinted a story from Nature Biotechnology senior editor Laura DeFrancesco, who interviewed Crowe for a story about preparing for the next plague.

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Keipp Talbot, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, for a story about the CDC’s recommendations regarding COVID booster vaccinations for 12- to 15-year olds.

Buddy Creech, MD, director, of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, was interviewed by NBC News for a story about how the omicron COVID variant is leading to more croup in children.