April 11, 2022

VUMC in the news, April 12, 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: Las Vegas Review-Journal, NBC News, Politico, CNBC, Prevention, Axios and Salon.

Kelly Moore, MD. MPH, adjunct associate professor of Health Policy, was quoted in a Washington Post story about racial and ethnic differences in the flu vaccine.

Karen Bloch, MD, MPH, professor of Medicine, was mentioned in a report by NBC’s “Today” about the severity of the coming tick season.

Buddy Creech, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, was quoted by NBC News in a story about heart issues being more common after a COVID infection than after a COVID vaccination.

Kathryn Edwards, MD, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics was quoted by CNN in a report about the first human challenge study of COVID.

Sophie Katz, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics, was quoted by U.S. News and World Report in a story about whether the omicron variant surge led to an increase in MIS-C cases.