March 11, 2022

VUMC in the news, March 15, 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. Among the news organizations he has spoken with recently: Healthline, CNN, Parade, Vox, Medical News Today and Prevention.

The Economist reporter Tamara Gilkes Borr interviewed Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of VUMC and Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, for an update story on COVID, specifically how hospitals in Tennessee and other areas with high death rates are coping as compared to earlier in the pandemic.

NBC News reporter Erika Edwards interviewed Lindsey McKernan, PhD, associate professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, for a story about a new “Stress in America” report on stress during the pandemic.

Beth Malow, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Division, was quoted by The Washington Post in a story about her testimony before a Congressional committee examining a proposal to do away with the twice annually time change. Her appearance before Congress was also covered by Main Street Nashville.

Charlotte Garwood, RN, a nurse in VUMC’s MICU, was a participant in a panel discussion hosted by WPLN Nashville Public Radio about the city entering its third year since the first COVID case was identified. In a related news story produced by WPLN, VUMC flight nurse and ICU nurse Neil Stinson was also quoted.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy, was quoted by Bloomberg Law and CNN in stories about drug pricing.

Mary Romano, MD, MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics, was quoted in a Newsweek story about a new law in Texas that categorizes as child abuse the provision of gender-affirming care to transgender teenagers.