August 18, 2022

VUMC in the news Aug. 23, 2022

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

A story in The Atlantic, “America’s New Monkeypox Strategy Rests on a Single Study” quotes Kathryn Edwards, MD, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics.

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: Health, Everyday Health, New York Daily News, WSMV Channel 4 News, CNBC, Washington Times and The Scientist.

Donald Alcendor, PhD, assistant associate professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, is quoted in a Verywell Health piece about monkeypox.

STAT News reporter Edward Chen interviewed Oscar Guillamondegui, MD, professor and chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery, and director, Vanderbilt Multidisciplinary Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, for a story about access to trauma care in the United States.

People magazine reporter Rachel DeSantis interviewed Scott Stephan, MD, associate professor of Otolaryngology, for a story about Bell’s palsy after the diagnosis of country singer Preston Brust.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, continues to be interviewed about Congress acting on drug price reform. Recently interviews include CNET and NBC News.

Psychology Today posted an article on post pandemic education that was written by Stephen Camarata, PhD, professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.

Becker’s Hospital Review covered the news that Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, is stepping down from his role as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

James Antoon, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pediatrics, was quoted by Forbes magazine in a story about neurological problems in children hospitalized with COVID-19.

Lea Davis, PhD, associate professor of Medicine, was quoted in a Nashville Post piece about the ethics of advanced embryo screening.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio interviewed Daniel Claassen, MD, professor of Neurology, about Huntington’s disease and genetic testing being done at Vanderbilt.