January 27, 2023

VUMC in the news, Jan. 31, 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: The New York Times, Nature, CNN, NBC News, The Epoch Times and Bottom Line Personal.

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta did an in-depth report on medical teams who work NFL games featuring NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills, MD, professor of Neurological Surgery.

Alexander Hawkins, MD, associate professor of Surgery, was quoted in a HealthDay story about patients giving high approval ratings to pre-surgery telemedicine appointments.

Shichun Bao, MD, PhD, associate professor of Medicine, was quoted in an AARP story headlined, “What you need to know about insulin.”

AARP reporter Michelle Crouch interviewed interviewed Jamie Pope, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, adjunct assistant professor of Nutritional Sciences in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, for a story about how to curb sugar cravings.

Becker’s Healthcare news reporter Ashleigh Hollowell interviewed Wesley Self, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President for Clinical Research, for a story about his group’s New England Journal of Medicine study comparing two early interventions in the treatment of patients with sepsis, the body’s severe response to an uncontrolled infection.

Megan Kernan, a WKRN News 2 reporter, interviewed Aaron Brinen, PsyD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, about road rage incidents and ways to de-escalate situations.