January 12, 2023

VUMC in the news, Jan. 17, 2023

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: BBC News,  Associated Press, CBS News, ABC News, The Washington Post and Axios.

NBC News Now interviewed Douglas Johnson, MD, clinical director, melanoma, live on Monday for a story about the warning signs of skin cancer and First Lady Jill Biden having surgery on Wednesday.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, was quoted by The Wall Street Journal and CNN about the impact of a $35 cap on insulin and how the cap will work.

Healio reporter Isabella Hornick interviewed Wesley Self, MD, senior vice president for clinical research and deputy director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, for a story about his study showing that convalescent plasma failed to improve clinical outcomes among patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Reporters from the Associated Press and Voice of America interviewed Matthew Schrag, MD, assistant professor of Neurology, about Leqembi, a new Alzheimer’s drug.

Scripps interviewed Kathryn Lindley, MD, associate professor of Medicine, about gender disparities in the treatment of heart disease patients.

WKRN News 2 reporter interviewed Kelsey Gastineau, MD, pediatric hospital medicine fellow and clinical instructor, for a story about firearm injuries in the Tennessee and the U.S.

USA Today quoted John Schnelle, MD, professor of Medicine and director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Quality Aging, in a story about the death rate at a nursing home chain.