October 28, 2022

VUMC in the news, Nov. 1, 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: Health, Healthline, Everyday Health, ABC News, NBC News, CNN, and The New York Times.

Buddy Creech, MD, professor of Pediatrics, was quoted by NBC News about the surge in flu and RSV cases in children.

Keipp Talbot, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was quoted by The New York Times in a story headlined “Zinc? Honey? Ginger? What actually helps when you have a cold or the flu?.”

The Washington Post published a story on fears that “pandemic exhaustion” could lead to a bad COVID winter that quoted 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.

John “Jay” Wellons III, M.D., MSPH, was profiled last summer in The New Yorker in conjunction with a review of his book “All That Moves Us.” Recently, The New Yorker named the book one of the best of 2022 so far.

Pablo Juarez, M.Ed., senior associate in Pediatrics, was quoted by the PBS podcast “The Pulse” about applied behavior analysis and how it was once seen as good for autistic children, but now is being termed by some as abuse.

The Scientist reporter interviewed Wes Ely, MD, co-director of the Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction and Survivorship (CIBS) Center, for a story about possible causes of long COVID.