September 1, 2022

VUMC in the news, Sept. 6, 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: The Wall Street Journal, MedPage Today, Newsweek and NBC News. Separately, Schaffner participated in a press event about monkeypox with Ethnic Media Services which resulted in numerous placements with news outlets with readers, viewers and listeners all over the world, including: Al Entheshar Newspaper, All America Chinese Youth Federation, Amerikai Magyar Népszava Szabadság, AMTV, Century Tribune, Charming TV, Chinese Biz News, Chinese LA Daily News,, El Tecolote, Faith4Net, FNXTV, Grandmar Media, Hispanic LA, ICitiNews, Impulso, India Post, ING Productions, KAZN AM1300&1600, Kiosko News, Korea Daily (Atlanta), Kyocharo, La Opinion, Neo Media Inc, News Wave 25, Pacific FM, Peninsula 360 Press, Phoenix Satellite Television (US) Inc., Showbiz India, Siliconeer, Sino TV, SinoVision, Susan YX Li Multimedia Inc, Te Lo Cuento News, Tennessee Tribune, The Alvin Galloway Show, US News Express, WCETV, YTV, and Zaman Amerika.

The Washington Post featured an op-ed about how long COVID reshapes the brain from Wes Ely, MD, co-director of the Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction and Survivorship Center.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, was quoted in a story by Bloomberg Law about drug negotiations and patent tactics by pharmaceutical companies.

Becker’s Hospital Review reporter Kelly Gooch is covering the news that Vanderbilt Health will launch a new employee awards program in September that offers workers perks, discounts and a grand prize staycation.

Kareem Tawfik, MD, assistant professor of Otolaryngology, was quoted, in a Huff Post piece about signs of hearing loss.

Ellen Wright Clayton, JD, MD, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics, was quoted in The Tennessean as part of the paper’s story about Tennessee’s new, near-total ban on abortions.

WKRN Channel 2 News interviewed Todd Rice, MD, associate professor of Medicine, about the decline in life expectancy in 2020 for Tennesseans.

WSMV Channel 4 News and WTVF, News Channel 5 interviewed Stephanie Rolsma, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics, about a pediatric nasal flu vaccine trial.

Sara Martin, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, was quoted by Healthline in a story about long COVID and how long symptoms last.