April 1, 2022

VUMC in the news, April 5, 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: NBC News, USA Today, CNN, WebMD. Everyday Health, and Newsweek.

The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Bloomberg quoted Buddy Creech, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, in stories about the effectiveness of COVID vaccines for children.

Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics was quoted by The Atlantic and STAT about the approval of vaccines for people 50 and over.

NPR interviewed Jonathan Casey, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, and Whitney Gannon, MSN, assistant in Medicine, about the importance of ECMO machines during COVID as well as a study launched to determine how many patients could access ECMO machines when hospitals were overwhelmed.

Marshall Brinkley, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, and Justin Bachmann, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, were quoted in a U.S. News & World Report story about the best heart-healthy exercises.

Several Rutherford County news outlets, including Murfreesboro Voice, Murfreesboro.com and Rutherford Source covered the opening of the new Vanderbilt Eye Institute in Murfreesboro.