October 21, 2022

VUMC in the news, Oct. 25, 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: Associated Press, Self, Huff Post, Forbes, WebMD, Everyday Health, Bloomberg, JAMA Medical News and Perspectives, CNN and NBC’s “Today.”

NBC News reporter Erika Edwards interviewed Lindsey McKernan, PhD, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, for a story about a study from Spain, suggesting that the best way to avoid anxiety and depression during the pandemic has been to eat healthy and avoid too much news.

Jami Miller, MD, associate professor of Dermatology, participated in WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte’s vitiligo roundtable discussion on topicals to light therapy and also when patches lose pigment.

Medscape ReCAP featured Buddy Creech, MD, director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, and Dr. Schaffner in a video about COVID-19 bivalent boosters.

Stephen Camarata, PhD, professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, was interviewed for a Daily Beast story about using trained robots to help preserve dying languages.