Health Equity

July 7, 2023

VUMC in the news, July 11, 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 Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, ABC News, Entrepreneur, HealthDay, and The Epoch Times.

Stacey Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, was quoted by Consumer Reports in an item about the rising cost of prescription drugs.

Allison Wheeler, MD, MSCI, associate professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, was quoted by NBC News in a story about why symptoms of iron deficiency are often missed in young women and girls.

The Wall Street Journal reporter Brianna Abbott interviewed Brad Reinfeld, PhD, Medical Scientist Training Program, Kim Rathmell Lab, for a story about his cancer immunologist band, The CheckPoints. The story appeared on the front-page.

Arthro-Pod, a entomology-themed podcast, interviewed Cosby Stone, Jr., MD, assistant professor in Allergy/Immunology, VUMC Drug Allergy Research, for a segment about alpha-gal syndrome and the medical side of the red meat allergy.

Forbes senior contributor Michael Nietzel interviewed Consuelo Wilkins, MD, professor of Medicine, Senior Vice President and senior associate dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence, for a story about the NIH awarding $64 million to four universities to diversify biomedical faculty.

HuffPost reporter Jillian Wilson interviewed Daniel Munoz, MD, executive medical director, Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute, for a story about a new study that found people who have a heart attack have a faster rate of cognitive decline than those who do not have a heart attack.

James Antoon, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics and pediatric hospitalist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was quoted by Salon in a story about poor air filtration in schools.