February 9, 2023

VUMC in the news, Feb. 14, 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 Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Guardian,  Healthline, Lead Stories, CNN and ABC News.

The New York Times reporter Hannah Seo interviewed Lindsey McKernan, PhD, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, for a story about what hypnosis can do for your health.

Forbes published a story authored by contributor Bill Frist, MD, adjunct professor of Cardiac Surgery about the Vanderbilt Transplant Center’s early years.

Wes Ely, MD, professor of Critical Care Medicine, quoted in a USA Today story about anti-COVID drug Paxlovid.

Aima Ahonkhai, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, was quoted by the American Public Media broadcast “Marketplace” about the state of Tennessee’s decision to turn down millions of dollars of federal funding for HIV prevention.

A Consumer Reports story on whether or not candles are a danger to health quoted Brian Christman, MD, professor of Medicine.

WIRED staff writer Emily Mullin quoted Robert Carnahan, PhD, associate director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, in a story about the emergency usage authorization being lifted for Evusheld because it does not protect again the new COVID variants.

Healthline reporter Shawn Radcliffe interviewed Kelsie Full, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology, for a story about the risk of dementia with sleep medications.