April 14, 2023

VUMC in the news, April 18, 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 were CNN, NBC News, CBS News, Scientific American, The Washington Post, and The Daily Mail.

Fox TV Stations online reporter Chris Williams interviewed Reid Thompson, MD, professor and chair of Neurological Surgery, for a story about VUMC selecting its first Black female neurosurgery student. Fox TV Stations sends its stories to local Fox affiliates.

Newsweek science reporter Aristos Georgiou interviewed Michael Wolf, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics and Neurological Surgery and director of Neurocritical Care at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, for a story about his Critical Care Medicine study  that found ketamine could be beneficial in reducing pressure inside the skull of children with traumatic brain injuries.

Science magazine is interviewing Hannah Harmsen, MD, assistant professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, for a story about her upcoming case report examining the brain of a patient who died in a trial of the new Alzheimer’s drug Lecanemab.

NPR reporter Max Barnhart interviewed Maria Hadjifrangiskou, PhD, associate professor, Division of Molecular Pathogenesis, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, for a story about a Nature Microbiology paper on urinary tract infections.

Stacey Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, was quoted by the public radio program “Marketplace” about why pharmaceutical companies give away for free some expensive drugs.

Carrie Fry, PhD, assistant professor of Health Policy, was quoted by NBC News in a story about patients losing Medicaid coverage as pandemic-era rule expires.

Cosby Stone, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, was quoted in an Agence France-Presse fact check about misleading information circulating about the safety of Gardasil shots.