August 26, 2022

VUMC in the news, Aug. 30, 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: NBC News, The Washington Post, WebMD,  USA Today, Bloomberg, Prevention, and CNN.

Nashville Post reporter Hannah Herner interviewed Kathryn Lindley, MD, director of the Women’s Heart Center, for a Q and A about her new role.

Voice of America reporter Saba Kahn, who works for VOA’s Urdu language service which broadcasts for listeners in Pakistan, interviewed Alex Jahangir, MD, professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, director of the Division of Orthopedic Trauma, and executive medical director of the Vanderbilt Center for Trauma, Burn, and Emergency Surgery, for a story about vitamin D pills not preventing bone fractures in older adults.

Buddy Creech, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, was interviewed for an Inverse story about monkeypox in schools.

Reporter Hannah McDonald from WTVF News Channel 5, attended the call with astronauts aboard the International Space Station and associated events held at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, including patients and school teacher, Tish Coggins.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, was quoted in a story in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, about federal legislation that will prevent large health care cost increases for residents of Tennessee and Georgia.

Peter Rebeiro, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, was quoted in an Atlanta Journal Constitution story, “Researchers release COVID plan for schools based on equity.”

Wes Ely, MD, Grant W. Liddle Professor and professor of Medicine, was quoted in an Axios story about brain disorders after COVID infections.