Health Equity

June 12, 2023

VUMC in the news, June 13, 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: U.S. News & World Report, Becker’s Healthcare, Patient Care.

Brian Christman, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, was quoted in a CBS News story about how the smoke moving into the US from the Nova Scotia wildfire can affect indoor air quality.

NBC News quoted Gitanjali Srivastava, MD, associate professor of Medicine, Pediatrics & Surgery and medical director of the Obesity Medicine & Vanderbilt Medical Weight Loss Clinics, for a story about ozempic curbing addictive behaviors.

Anna Beth Bradley, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, was quoted by Verywell Health in a story about whether a lazy keto diet is better than a keto diet.

Consuelo Wilkins, MD, Senior Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence, was quoted by Axios, for a story about how not having transportation can affect your health.

Stephen Patrick, MD, director, Center for Child Health Policy, was quoted by NBC News in a story about addiction treatments during pregnancy.

Kevin Niswender, MD, PhD, associate Professor of Medicine, Division. Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, and Mona Mashayekhi, MD, PhD, Instructor in Medicine. Division. Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, were quoted by MedscapeTV on a piece about young-onset type 2 diabetes.