December 16, 2022

VUMC in the news, Dec. 20, 2022

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, Fortune, CNN, CNET, and NBC News,

Buddy Creech, MD, professor of Pediatrics and director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, was quoted by NBC News in a story about the desire for newer and better COVID vaccine options.

Aima Ahonkhai, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, was quoted by Buzzfeed News in a story about people mistakenly believing the pandemic is over.

United Press International (UPI) reporter Judy Packer-Tursman interviewed Robert Freudlich, MD, associate professor of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Informatics, for a story about his JAMA Network Open study that found, for patients undergoing any type of surgery after having had COVID, odds of significant postoperative problems diminish with elapsed time from COVID diagnosis. 

Fox News digital reporter Shiv Sudhakar and Proto Magazine (Massachusetts General Hospital) reporter Linda Keslar interviewed Gerald Hickson, MD, founding director, Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy, for stories about bullying physicians in training.