July 15, 2022

VUMC in the news, July 19, 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, NBC News, USA Today, Nashville Post, Prevention, Radio Health Journal, and Everyday Health.

ABC News producer Arielle Mitropoulos interviewed Buddy Creech, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, for a story about second boosters for Americans younger than 50.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy, was quoted in an NBC News story about cancer patients skipping medication due to high costs.

NBC’s “Today” show quoted Aaron Brinen, Psy.D., assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, in a story about how to prevent yourself from thinking about bad memories.

Washington Post reporter Sarah Boodman interviewed Kathryn Dahir, MD, for a medical mystery story about a patient who had unexplained breaking bones.

Washington Post reporter Emily Harris interviewed Dawn Newcomb, PhD, an associate professor in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care, for a story about asthma symptoms worsening during menstruation.

Katherine Freundlich, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics, was quoted by U.S. News and World Report in a story about taking a collective approach to caring for children with complex illnesses.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio interviewed Ellen Wright Clayton, JD, MD, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics, about President Biden’s executive order which will provide protections for people in states banning or restricting abortions.

Clarksville Now covered the news of a collaboration between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville to establish an Ob-Gyn hospitalist program.

Natasha Halasa, MD, MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics, was quoted by HealthDay News in a story about maternal vaccination reducing infant hospitalization for COVID-19.