Mental Health

September 8, 2022

VUMC in the news, Sept. 13, 2022

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

Buddy Creech, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, was interviewed for an NBC News story about whether children need more than one flu shot this year.

Mark Denison, MD, director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, was quoted in a piece in The New Yorker, “Can we predict which viruses will spread from animals to humans?

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, Reuters, Prevention, Everyday Health, Healthline, WKRN News 2, AARP and Nashville Post.

NBC News reporter Linda Carroll interviewed Soha Patel, MD, assistant professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, for a story about a study that shows hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are now more common than in previous generations.

CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta interviewed Jim Jackson, PsyD, assistant director of The ICU Recovery Center at Vanderbilt, and patient Barbara VanMeter-Nivens, for a story about COVID long haulers.

Drug Discovery News interviewed Dan Roden, MD, director of BioVU, for a story about worldwide efforts to bank patient DNA.

Axios covered the news that the latest season of Vanderbilt Health’s Discoveries in Action (DNA) podcast digs into mental health issues.

Becker’s Hospital Review reporter Mackenzie Bean covered the news that Vanderbilt University School of Nursing starting the Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders.

Ellen Wright Clayton, JD, MD, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics, was quoted in The Tennessean as part of a story about the efforts of Tennessee doctors and hospitals to practice in the light of new pregnancy care policies.

WTVF News Channel 5 did a feature on a baby born on Labor Day (get it?) that included an interview with VUMC nurse Sarah Shanks and the new mom, Destinee Phillips.

WKRN News 2 interviewed Basil Kahwash, MD, assistant professor of Medicine at the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program, to discuss fall allergies.