May 6, 2022

VUMC in the news, May 10, 2022

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

Newsy Reports interviewed Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, live for a story about the end of COVID funding for hospitals threatening a new crisis for hospitals and patients: how will hospitals pay and care for uninsured patients and patients who delayed treatment during the pandemic.

John Graves, PhD, associate professor of Medicine, was quoted in a New York Times piece about the how the loss of pandemic aid will stress hospitals, especially those who treat many uninsured patients.

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: Vox, NBC News, CBS News, Self, The Philadelphia Inquirer and PolitiFact.

 Kathryn Edwards, MD, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics was quoted by The Washington Post in a story about Moderna seeking authorization of its vaccine for young children.

Buddy Creech, MD, director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, was quoted by the Daily Mail about the drop in COVID deaths in New York City, and the remaining stockpile of unused COVID vaccines.