November 17, 2022

VUMC in the news, Nov. 22, 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: ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Washington Post, Self magazine and Yahoo Life

NBC News reporter Linda Carroll interviewed Thomas McLaren, PhD, assistant professor of Clinical Radiology & Radiological Sciences and assistant professor of Clinical Medicine, for a story about a study out of Canada linking marijuana smoking to emphysema.

Verywell Health reporter Mary Isler interviewed Buddy Creech, MD, director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, for a story about whether you can get two flu shots in the same season.

Evusheld made Time magazine’s list of The Best Inventions of 2022. The monoclonal antibodies used in Evusheld were discovered in the lab of James Crowe, Jr., MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center.

Adriana Bialostozky, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics and Director of Faculty Diversity and Inclusion at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt spoke with reporter Salome Ramirez from the Spanish-language service of Voice of America about flu in the Latino/Hispanic communities.

Tennessee Lookout reporter Dulce Torres Guzman published a story about the seminar on climate change hosted by @VUMC_Insights. Eva Rawlings Parker, MD, assistant professor of Dermatology, was quoted.

AAMC senior staff writer Stacy Weiner interviewed Wes Ely, MD, professor of Critical Care Medicine, for a story about physicians advocating for evidence-based approaches to ICU care to reduce delirium, death, length of stay and cost of care.

Reporter Immanual Milton with Bloomberg News interviewed James Antoon, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics and pediatric hospitalist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt about the Tamiflu shortage and what it means for winter respiratory season.

William J. Sullivan, MD, professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, was quoted in a Huff Post story about the value of mattress toppers to relieve or prevent back pain.