April 29, 2022

VUMC in the news, May 3, 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, HealthDay, Medical News Today and NBC News.

ABC News producer/reporter Arielle Mitropoulos interviewed Buddy Creech, MD, director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, for a story about the millions of vaccine doses set to expire in the months and weeks to come.

Nashville Post reporter Hannah Herner interviewed Julia Lewis, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, for a story about chronic kidney disease and treatment.

Brian Lindman, MD, associate professor of Medicine, was quoted in a story picked up by U.S. News and World Report about the lack of evidence that vitamin K2 supplements slow calcium buildup in the heart valve.

Keith Meador, MD, MPH, professor of Psychiatry was quoted by Psychology Today about the study about similarities in moral injury to veterans and health care workers.

Athletic Business covered the Journal of Athletic Training study from Aaron Yengo-Kahn, MD, co-director of Research in the Vanderbilt Sport Concussion Center, that found both Black and white young athletes who suffered concussions within a sport-related concussion clinic referral network at the time of injury did not experience health disparities related to their care.