June 23, 2022

VUMC in the news, June 28, 2022

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

Several news organizations interviewed VUMC sources for stories about COVID vaccines for young children. Among the placements: WSMV Channel 4 News, interviewed Buddy Creech, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program and Joseph Gigante, MD, professor of Pediatrics, in separate stories about the vaccine and the program to administer it at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt; reporter Frank Gluck with The Tennessean interviewed Rachel Mace, MD, professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt; and Creech was also quoted by Nashville Post.

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: NBC News, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, Oprah Daily, and Healthline.

Modern Healthcare interviewed Alex Jahangir, MD, executive medical director of the Trauma Patient Care Center and vice president for Business Development, for a story looking at the pandemic and his role as chair of the Metro Coronavirus Task Force.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy, was quoted by The Wall Street Journal in a story about the money Medicare could save purchasing drugs from billionaire Mark Cuban’s pharmacy.

People magazine reporter Rachel DeSantis interviewed Scott Stephan, MD, associate professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, about Ramsay Hunt syndrome for a story about Justin Bieber’s struggle with the syndrome.

Prevention published a story about the FDA’s plans to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes that quotes Erin Calipari, PhD, assistant professor of Pharmacology.

Heidi Silver, PhD, research professor of Medicine, was quoted in a U.S. News and World Report story about a diet plan based around a naturally occurring yeast called Candida.

Healio reporter Richard Gawel interviewed Cosby Stone, MD, assistant professor on Allergy/Immunology, for a story about his study on penicillin allergies.