June 9, 2022

VUMC in the news, June 14, 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: Reuters, Washington Examiner, Washington Times, Prevention and Self.

Newsweek interviewed Tina Hartert, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Asthma Research and vice president for translational science for a story about the (HEROS) study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology that found a high body mass index and obesity raise the risk of COVID-19 infection, but asthma does not.

The Wall Street Journal’s Work + Life columnist Rachel Feintzeig interviewed Reed Omary, MD, professor and chair of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, for a story about how people can spend less time and emotional energy on email, while still being great at their jobs.

Consumer Reports interviewed Todd Rice, MD, associate professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, for a story about how people can tell the difference between allergy symptoms and COVID symptoms.