June 3, 2022

VUMC in the news, June 7, 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 monkeypox, COVID-19, influenza and other subjects in the news. Among the news organizations he has spoken with recently: CNN, Health, Salon, Healthline, Voxand AARP,

Becker’s Hospital CFO Report was one of the outlets covering the $10 million gift from the Brock family to found the Brock Family Center for Applied Innovation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

WKRN News 2, interviewed Jacob Kaslow, MD, assistant professor of Pediatric Pulmonology, about increase of youth needing medical care for lung injuries caused by e-cigarettes.

James Antoon, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt speaking with Hannah McDonald with WTVF News Channel 5 about the off-season rise in flu and RSV and the impact it is having locally.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio reporter Blake Farmer interviewed Peggy Ann Valentine, EdD, Vice President, Allied Health Education, for a story about the MA partnership between Nashville State Community College and VUMC. Becker’s Healthcare also covered the story.

Jessica Young, MD, MPH, associate professor of clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Director of Firefly at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and one of her patients, Emma Parish with 7-month old daughter Emorie, spoke with reporter Hannah McDonald, from WTVF News Channel 5, about the program’s impact on families with mothers recovering from opioid addiction.