March 18, 2022

VUMC in the news, March 22, 2022

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

Beth Malow, MD, director of the Sleep Disorders Division gave numerous high-profile interviews for a stories about daylight saving time. Among the news organizations quoting her: The New York Times, Reuters, The Washington Post, and Buzzfeed News.

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, including a Prevention story on the tickborne heartland virus. Among other news organizations he has spoken with recently: Forbes, Medical News Today, HealthDay News, Kaiser Health News, The Guardian, and Healthline.

NBC News reporter Erika Edwards interviewed Jim Jackson, PsyD, director of long-term outcomes, ICU Recovery Center, for a story about a new study on the association between severe COVID-19 and long-term mental health outcomes 16 months after an illness.

Smithsonian magazine interviewed Buddy Creech, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, for a story about vaccine effectiveness in children.

NPR interviewed Stephen Camarata, PhD, professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, about potential effects of wearing masks in schools on children with auditory processing challenges. The story was posted in NPR’s popular “Shots” blog.