Health Equity

April 15, 2022

VUMC in the news, April 19, 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: USA Today, CNN, ABC News, NBC News, Washington Post, Politico, CNBC and Deseret News.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio senior health care reporter Blake Farmer interviewed Consuelo Wilkins, MD, senior vice president and senior associate dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence, for a story about COVID hot spots identifying areas for future health care development. The story also ran nationally on American Public Media’s “Marketplace.”

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy, was quoted by STAT in a story about patients who abandon cancer drugs at the pharmacy when they learn the cost.

Jeffrey Neul, MD, PhD, professor of Pediatrics, was quoted in a Medscape story on a new drug treatment for Rett syndrome.

Jim Jackson, PsyD, director of long-term outcomes in the ICU Recovery Center, was quoted in a Medical News Today story on forms of brain injury in long COVID patients.

Incoming Neurosurgery resident Kwadwo Sarpong, MD, was on the Africa Talk Podcast. He is the co-founder of African Research Academies for Women, an organization advancing the training of the next generation of African female scientists.