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VUMC in the news, April 25, 2023

Apr. 20, 2023, 4:35 PM

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 ABC News, Everyday Health and Scientific American.

Kim Sandler, MD, associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was quoted by NBC News in a story about cases in which AI can detect lung cancer that humans can’t detect.

Ciara Shaver, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, was quoted by the Daily Beast in a story about reviving human lungs with pig blood.

WebMD reporter Tinker Ready interviewed Hiral Master, senior scientific project manager at VICTR, for a story about the use of remote monitors in the All of Us study.

Bloomberg News reporter Lisa Jarvis interviewed David Charles, MD, professor and vice chair of Neurology, for a story about a Lancet paper on identifying people with Parkinson’s early on in their disease progression.

Becker’s Physician Leadership featured a story with Alex Jahangir, MD, vice chair of Orthopedic Surgery and director of the Division of Orthopedic Trauma, about his guiding principle as a physician and leader.

John Graves, PhD, associate professor of health policy, was quoted in a Bloomberg story headlined, “A Texas Judge Hits Preventive Health Care With a Gut Punch.”

Lindsey McKernan, PhD, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was quoted in a U.S. News and World Report item called “A patient’s guide to mental health.”

Beth Malow, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Division, was quoted by Consumer Reports in a story about how to continue to get a good night’s sleep as you age.

Jim Jackson, PsyD, assistant director of The ICU Recovery Center, was quoted in a Healthline piece about how hearing aids may help lower the risk of dementia.

Paul Newhouse, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Cognitive Medicine, was quoted in a Prevention story about how positive outlook may help people recover better from mild cognitive impairment.

David Calkins, PhD, O’Day professor and vice chair and director for Research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, was quoted in a Prevention story about detecting Alzheimer’s disease via eye exams.

Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology, spoke to Healthline about non-drug interventions that can help patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

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