Health Equity

October 7, 2022

VUMC in the news, Oct. 11, 2022

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

William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, was quoted by NPR in a story about the timing of flu shots, and Health magazine in a story about norovirus outbreaks.

American Public Media’s “Marketplace” interviewed Sean Kelly, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, about the economic impact of monkeypox on affected individuals.

Justin Turner, MD, PhD., associate professor of Otolaryngology, was interviwed by CNN for a story about the loss of smell and taste experienced by some COVID patients.

Consuelo Wilkins, MD, senior vice president and senior associate dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence, was quoted by HealthDay News in a story about research about minority patients being less likely to receive new drugs for Alzheimer’s.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, was quoted by Politico in a story about the cost of the new drug to treat ALS.

Stuart Reynolds, MD, MPH, associate professor of Urology, was quoted in a Self magazine piece about stress urinary incontinence.

Lori Rolando, MD, MPH, FACOEM, director of the Occupational Health Clinic, was interviewed by several local news outlets, including WSMV Channel 4 News, about Flulapalooza and the importance of the flu vaccine.

Eric Skaar, PhD, MPH, professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, was quoted by Nashville Post in a story about VUMC’s building a biosafety research facility.