December 27, 2022

VUMC in the news, Dec. 29, 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: CBS News, AARP, CNN, and the Associated Press.

Inside Precision Medicine senior editor Helen Albert interviewed Jodell Jackson, PhD, manager, Translational Research, for a story about how to get genetic findings back to participants in large trials/genetic studies/biobanks and methods to do this in a fair, legal and economic way.

NBC News reporter Berkeley Lovelace interviewed Lindsey McKernan, PhD, associate professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, for a story about a new poll that found Americans anticipate greater stress in 2023.

HealthDay News reporter Cara Murez covered the JAMA Network Open study from Robert Freudlich, MD, associate professor of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Informatics, 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.

NBC News reporter Erika Edwards interviewed Wesley Self, MD, vice president for Clinical Research Networks & Strategy, for a story about his recent study on COVID booster benefits for people 65 and older.