November 11, 2022

VUMC in the news, Nov. 15, 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: CNN, CNET, Bottom Line Personal, Time, Healthline, The Washington Post and WPLN Nashville Public Radio.

WKRN Channel 2, interviewed Joseph Gigante, MD, professor of Pediatrics, about how doctors are battling both flu cases and RSV at the same time.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio, interviewed Jessica Young, MD, associate professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Stephen Patrick, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics, about medication to treat substance use disorders in pregnant women.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, was quoted in a Medscape story about high prices for new cancer drugs. She also spoke to Consumer Reports about finding the best Medicare Part D drug plan.

NBC News reporter Erika Edwards interviewed Kristopher Kast, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Addiction Psychiatry, for a story about alcohol use in the US and a sharp increase in deaths among middle aged drinkers overall.

Beth Malow, MD, director of the Sleep Disorders Division, was interviewed by PBS Newshour and The Hill about daylight saving time.

NBC News reporter Erika Edwards interviewed Lindsey McKernan, PhD, associate professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, for a story about a JAMA Psychiatry paper comparing mindfulness meditation and Lexapro for anxiety.