Mental Health

August 11, 2023

VUMC in the news, Aug. 15, 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: ABC News, The Independent, Deseret News, The Washington Post, Healthline, and China Daily.

Washington Post reporter Laurie McGinley is interviewing Sahar Takkouche, MD, instructor, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, for a story about potential side effects from weight loss drugs.

Stacey Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, was quoted by CNN in a story about the pricing of the newly approved postpartum depression medication, zuranolone. Dusetzina’s research was also cited in an NPR story about the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk’s efforts to have Medicare approve a new class of weight loss drugs.

A Health Leaders story about Vanderbilt Home Care and chronic disease management quotes Tara Horr, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, and Kristina Niehoff, PharmD, Vanderbilt Home Care’s pharmacist.

Tech Times quoted Cosby Stone, MD, assistant professor in Allergy/Immunology, in a story about ticks, alpha-gal allergy, and consumption of red meat.

Yahoo News reporter Korin Miller interviewed Amanda Peltier, MD, professor of Neurology and Division Chief of Neuromuscular, for an explainer about ALS, pegged to the news that Sandra Bullock’s partner Bryan Randall had died from the disease.

Jim Jackson, PsyD, research associate professor of Medicine and assistant director of The ICU Recovery Center, was quoted in a Health story about the mental health needs of people with autoimmune diseases are often overlooked.