November 4, 2022

VUMC in the news, Nov. 8, 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 RSV, COVID-19, influenza and other subjects in the news. Among the news organizations he has spoken with recently: The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, CNN, Associated Press, SELF, Vox, and NPR’s “Morning Edition.”

Buddy Creech, MD, professor of Pediatrics, was quoted by The New York Times in a story about children’s hospitals experiencing a surge of RSV.

CNN reporter Brenda Goodman interviewed Charlotte Brown, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine, for a story about the RSV vaccine trial underway at VUMC. Brown is the parent of a study participant.

Knvul Sheikh, health reporter with The New York Times, interviewed James Antoon, MD, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, about RSV.

Beth Malow, MD, director of the  Sleep Disorders Division, was quoted by The Washington Post in a story about why daylight saving time is worse for your body than standard time.

Sinclair Broadcast Group interviewed Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, about Mark Cuban’s new prescription drug company and if it can make medications more affordable.

Adriana Hung, MD, MPH, associate professor of Medicine, was quoted by The Washington Post in a story about the VA biobank, and how it is the largest source of genetic data on Black Americans.

Walter Clair, MD, MPH, professor of Medicine, was quoted by CNN in a story about Black and Hispanic adults being less likely to receive bystander CPR during cardiac arrest.

Howard Kirshner, MD, professor of Neurology, emeritus, had a letter to the editor published in The New York Times following the debate between Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidates John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz. Fetterman’s stroke earlier this year and his rate of recovery has become an issue in the campaign.