February 4, 2022

VUMC in the news, Feb. 8, 2022

A roundup of a few recent stories from the national 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: USA Today, Healthline, The Washington Post, Salon, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek.

The New York Times reporter Kim Tingley interviewed James Crowe, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, for a story about the race for a universal flu vaccine.

Keith Meador, MD, MPH, ThM, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was quoted in a New York Times piece about the high incidence of lying on health attestation forms.

ABC News reporter Arielle Mitropoulos interviewed Buddy Creech, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, for a story about why the average number of Americans getting their booster every day continues to steadily decline.

Ms. magazine reporter Carol Stabile interviewed Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD, vice president for Research Integration and associate dean for Clinical and Translational Scientist Development, for a feature story about the COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (FRCS) Collaborative and the issues that inspired its creation.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy, was quoted in a Bloomberg story about billionaire investor Mark Cuban’s efforts to bring down the price of prescription drugs.