December 9, 2022

VUMC in the news, Dec. 13, 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: NBC News (lead story on Dec. 7 “Nightly News), CNN, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Al Jazeera.

NBC News reporter Erika Edwards interviewed Stephen Patrick, MD, director of the Center for Child Health Policy, for a story about overdose deaths in pregnant women.

Modern Healthcare reporter Lauren Berryman interviewed Janice Smith, RN, M.Ed, vice president of Adult Ambulatory Operations, for a story about redeveloping malls for use as medical facilities. The link requires a subscription; to read a summary go here.

A New York Times story about flu symptoms in children quotes James Antoon, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics and pediatric hospitalist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Wes Ely, MD, professor of Critical Care Medicine, was interviewed for a story and a podcast by Bloomberg about the effects of long ICU stays for patients.

Heidi Silver, PhD, research professor of Medicine, was quoted in a U.S. News and World Report story about the candida diet.

James Crowe Jr., MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, was quoted by The Atlantic in a story headlined “COVID science Is moving backwards.”

Evan Brittain, MD, MSCI, associate professor of Medicine, was quoted by Barron’s in a story about walking to improve health.

Healthline News reporter Heather Cruickshank interviewed Jamie Pope, MS,RDN,LDN,FAND, adjunct assistant professor of Nutritional Sciences in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, for a story about honey consumption and its effect on fasting glucose and lipid outcomes.