July 20, 2023

VUMC in the news, July 25, 2023

NBC News reporter Linda Carroll interviewed John McPherson, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, for a story about a new study showing that weekend warriors have similar health benefits to persons exercising regularly.

MailOnline reporter Emily Craig interviewed Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Preventive Neurology, for a story about the donanemab trial results, which show that the drug can slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients by around a third.

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: Agence France Presse, Health, Healthline, Medscape, Forbes, Washington Times, Self and Deseret News.

Wes Ely, MD, professor of Medicine, Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, was quoted by Time in a story about the effects of COVID on the brain.

Shabnam Sarker, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, was quoted in the Health Digest story, “What it means for your stomach to feel hard when pressed.”

Research from Alexandra Shingina, MD, MHS, assistant professor of Medicine, was mentioned in a HealthDay piece about management of acute liver failure.