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VUMC in the news, May 24, 2022

May. 23, 2022, 11:42 AM

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

Juliana Kim, Education Reporter for WPLN Nashville Public Radio interviewed Joseph Gigante, MD, professor of Pediatrics,  about the baby formula shortage and what parents should and shouldn’t do it they run out of formula. In addition, Frank Gluck, reporter for the  Tennessean, interviewed Anna Morad, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics, about the continued formula shortage and the impact it has had on VUMC’s neonatal units.

Keipp Talbot, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, spoke to several news organizations, including Reuters, Bloomberg, CNN and Politico about the recommendation from the CDC about COVID boosters for children 5 to 11.

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: The Wall Street Journal, Healthline, Medical News Today, Reuters and Kaiser Health News.

Mark Denison, MD, director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, was interviewed by Science News for an update about COVID-19 drugs.

Jim Jackson, PsyD, director of long-term outcomes in the ICU Recovery Center, was quoted in a Kaiser Health News story about how symptoms of long COVID may be overlooked in older patients.

Psychology Today published a story on benzodiazepine written by Reid Finlayson, MD, professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Peter Martin, MD, director of the Addiction Psychiatry Training Program.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio, interviewed Ivana Thompson, MD, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, for a Q-and-A piece about women’s health topics surrounding contraception, pregnancy and abortion.

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