May 19, 2023

VUMC in the news, May 23, 2023

William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, continues to be one of the most in-demand sources about infectious disease in the news. Among the news outlets he has spoken to recently: The New York Times, NPR, Verywell Health, Becker’s Hospital Review, Health, The Guardian, and Scripps News Tonight.

Healio and MedPage Today quoted Myrick “Ricky” Shinall Jr, MD, PhD, associate professor of Surgery and Medicine for pieces about his JAMA Surgery study on the use of palliative care.

A Science story about a new procedure for donating hearts and other organs for transplant, and the ethics and other issues involved, quotes Ashish Shah, MD, chair of Cardiac Surgery.

Stacey Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, is quoted in a Vox story about pharmacy benefit managers and their role in drug pricing.

Anna Beth Bradley, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, was quoted by Verywell Health in a story about the differences between a keto diet and a lazy keto diet.

Bradley Malin, PhD, Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics, was quoted by Smithsonian magazine in a story about digital psychiatry.

A HuffPost story, headlined, Do over-the-counter varicose vein treatments actually work? quotes
Mark Iafrati, MD, professor of Vascular Surgery.

Jami Miller, MD, associate professor of Dermatology, was quoted in a Health story about unexpected places you need to wear sunscreen.

HealthDay reported on which diabetes medications are best for the heart and the piece quotes
Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH, professor of Medicine.

Country singer Morgan Wallen told People magazine that he is going on vocal rest for six weeks at the recommendation of his doctors from the Vanderbilt Voice Center.