Health Equity

July 1, 2022

VUMC in the news, July 5, 2022

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

Keipp Talbot, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was quoted by CNN and HealthDay in stories about the CDC recommending the Moderna COVID vaccine for children aged 6-17.

James Crowe, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, was quoted by Nature in a story about how COVID antibody drugs have saved lives.

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, Healthline, Reuters, and The Tennessee Tribune.

STAT News reporter Angus Chen interviewed Consuelo Wilkins, MD, senior vice president and senior associate dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence, for a story about diversity and inclusion in clinical trials and research studies such as the WISDOM trial, which is a breast cancer screening study designed to answer questions on whether people of different racial or ethnic backgrounds, different genetics, and family histories can have tailored breast cancer screening schedules.

Jacob Kaslow, MD, assistant professor of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was quoted in Popular Science about the dangers of vaping among children and teens and how the recent FDA ban on Juul products may help. Kaslow was also interviewed on the same subject by WSMV Channel 4 News.

Ellen Wright Clayton, JD, MD, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics, participated in a panel on WPLN Nashville Public Radio, about the Supreme Court’s opinion ending federal protections for abortion, and what the ruling means for our communities in Tennessee.

Paul Newhouse, MD, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was quoted in a Daily Mail story about a study about why postmenopausal women have a higher incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.