March 24, 2023

VUMC in the news, March 28, 2023

Seth Karp, MD, H. William Scott Jr. Professor, chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center was quoted by The Washington Post in a story about new liver transplant rules that have resulted in poorer states exporting organs to more wealthy part of the country.

CNN, The New York Post,  HealthDay and NBC News’ “Today” (via Yahoo! News) were among the news outlets interviewing Evan Brittain, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, for a story about his JAMA Network Open research letter that found a pandemic-related drop in Americans’ daily step count.

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 were Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. editor Marie Benz, MD, interviewed Jonathan Mosley, MD, PhD, associate professor, in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, for a story about developing genetic predictors for prostate cancer.

The New York Times reporter Dani Blum interviewed Raza Sagarwala, MD, a VUMC resident in Psychiatry, about his research into the effects of nonpharmacological therapies on anxiety and cortisol.

CNN, Essence magazine, Huff Post, Yahoo! News, and other news organizations quoted Reid Thompson, MD, professor and chair of Neurological Surgery, for stories about VUMC selecting Tamia Potter as its first Black female Neurosurgery resident.

Tennessean reporter Rachel Wegner interviewed Cristin Fritz, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and Stephen Patrick, MD, director, Center for Child Health Policy, for a story about the Tennessee Child Health Poll that found an increasing number of Tennessee parents reporting their families are food insecure.