December 2, 2022

VUMC in the news, Dec. 6, 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 Chicago Tribune, ABC News, NBC News, LiveScience, NPR, Scientific American, Prevention, USA Today, Business Insider, CNBC, and CNN.

Science magazine reporter Charles Piller and Washington Post reporter Daniel Gilbert interviewed Matthew Schrag, MD, assistant professor of Neurology, for stories about a woman who died from a brain hemorrhage while participating in the antibody lecanumab’s clinical trial to slow cognitive decline in early Alzheimer’s disease, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Peter Rebeiro, MD, professor of Medicine, was quoted in a USA Today story about cruise lines eliminating COVID protocols.

Todd Rice, MD, associate professor of Medicine, was quoted by NBC News in a story about flu spreading across the U.S.

Beth Malow, MD, professor of Neurology and Pediatrics and director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Division, was interviewed by CNN for a story about the disproportionate impact of daylight saving time on communities of color.

Media Matter for America posted a story on efforts in the Tennessee General Assembly to criminalize the medical treatment of transgendered youth.

Psychology Today featured an article written by Stephen Camarata, PhD, professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, about rethinking the autism spectrum.