July 8, 2022

VUMC in the news, July 12, 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: National Geographic, Reuters, Health,  Washington Times, Deseret News, AARP, Fox News, Healthline and WebMD.

Buddy Creech, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, was quoted by Vox and WebMD in stories about what is coming next in terms of COVID vaccines.

Wired quoted Wesley Ely, MD, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, in a story about the “brain fog” some people with COVID experience and progress toward understanding the malady.

David Aronoff, MD, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, was quoted by Esquire in a story about whether some blood types are more likely to be protective against COVID than others.

John “Jay” Wellons III, M.D., MSPH, was interviewed on NPR’s “Fresh Air” in conjuction with the publication of his book “All That Moves Us.”

Rachel Forbes, MD, MBA, associate professor of Surgery, and Seth Karp, MD, H. William Scott Jr. Professor, chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, were quoted in a Reuters piece on uterus transplants.