June 16, 2023

VUMC in the news, June 20, 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 and World Report, WebMD, The Epoch Times, CNN, The Daily Beast, and Agence France-Presse.

Vox reporter Allie Volpe interviewed Beth Malow, MD, MS, director of the Sleep Disorders Division, for a story about the difference between feeling tired and feeling sleepy.

The Washington Post reporter Rachel Roubein interviewed Paul Newhouse, director of the Center for Cognitive Medicine, for a story about the FDA advisers endorsing Lecanemab, the first Alzheimer’s drug in a new class of treatments.

Becker’s Healthcare reporter Rylee Wilson interviewed Ashley Leech, PhD, assistant professor of Health Policy, for a story about CMS coverage for weight loss drugs.

STAT reporter Mohana Ravindranath interviewed Brad Malin, PhD, Vice Chair for Research Affairs, Department of Biomedical Informatics, for a story about hospitals piloting LLMs or generative AI and how they handle the communications to patients about the technology.

Healthline reporter Rajiv Bahal interviewed Sahar Takkouche, MD,  assistant professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, for a story about a new study on the link between obesity and the brain and it’s irreversibility.