August 5, 2022

VUMC in the news, Aug. 9, 2022

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

NBC Nightly News came to campus July 8 to interview Billy and Julie Hudson about the Aspirnaut Program. It has been 15 years since VUMC was featured by NBC for the school bus being wired for internet in rural Arkansas. The story aired Aug. 2.

PBS NewsHour” interviewed Robert Miller, MD, professor of Medicine, for a story about the PACT Act’s passage to support veterans exposed to burn pits.

Ritu Banerjee, MD, PhD, professor of Pediatrics, was quoted in an NBC News story about the cluster of parechovirus infections found in 23 Tennessee infants recently.

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 Newsroom with Ana Cabrera, Medscape, Everyday Health, WebMD, and Prevention.

Medscape reporter Marilynn Larkin interviewed Daniel Munoz, MD, associate professor of Medicine and Executive Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, for a story about a study that found adding ezetimibe to moderate-intensity statins is noninferior to high-intensity statin monotherapy over the long term.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy, was quoted in a Bloomberg story about political messaging surrounding a national prescription drug bill.

HealthLeaders reporter Erik Wicklund interviewed C.J. Stimson, MD, JD, chief medical officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Employee Health Plans and senior vice president of value transformation in VUMC’s Office of Population Health, for a story about the MyMaternityHealth program with Metro Nashville Schools.