February 3, 2023

VUMC in the news, Feb. 7, 2023

Feb. 7, 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: CBS News , ABC News, BuzzFeed News, Health and Self.

Neil Osheroff, PhD, John Coniglio Professor and professor of Biochemistry, was quoted in stories in the Daily Mail and on WZTV Fox 17 about new treatments for antibiotic resistant urinary tract infections.

The New York Times ran a letter from Seth Karp, MD, surgeon-in-chief and director of the Transplant Center, about patients who are dying, or becoming too sick to receive a transplant, while on the waiting list for an organ.

Mark Denison, MD, chair of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, was quoted in several stories about new proposed rules for tighter government oversight of studies on dangerous pathogens – in The New York Times, Nature and Stat.

Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, was quoted by Wired in a story about research in which scientists kept mouse immune T cells four times longer than typical mouse lifespans.

WSMV Channel 4 News interviewed Jamie Pope, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, adjunct assistant professor of Nutritional Sciences in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, about recommendations surrounding health cleanses and detoxes.