June 1, 2023

VUMC in the news, June 6, 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: USA Today, Popular Science, The Washington Post and Health.

Medscape reporter Tara Haelle interviewed Rishi Naik, MD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, for a story about a study compared endoscopists’ diagnosis and computer-assisted diagnosis of polyps in colonoscopy.

NBC News reporter Erika Edwards interviewed Stephen Patrick, MD, director, Center for Child Health Policy, for a story about addiction treatments during pregnancy.

The Boston Globe published an editorial from Wes Ely, MD, professor of Medicine, Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, about long COVID patients who have ongoing cognitive, muscle, and fatigue symptoms.

Jim Jackson, PsyD, assistant director of The ICU Recovery Center, was quoted in pieces on COVID long-haulers from NBC News, The Washington Post and Smithsonian Magazine.

Erin Calipari, PhD, assistant professor of Pharmacology, was quoted by Health in a story about how adding exercise to treatment programs may help reduce substance use.

Reid Ness, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, was quoted in an AARP story about foods to eat and avoid for stomach ulcers.

Paul Newhouse, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Cognitive Medicine, was quoted by NBC News in a story about multivitimins and their role in slowing memory loss in older people.