Mental Health

August 18, 2023

VUMC in the news, Aug. 22, 2023

Stacey Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, was quoted in stories about drug shortages in hospitals and approval of new drugs at Reuters, NBC News and Financial Times.

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 New York Times , CBS News  , Reuters, WebMD, Healio, Verywell Health, Healthline, The Week and People.

NBC News health and science reporter Theresa Tamkins, Medscape reporter Marcus Banks, and Healio online content editor Isabella Hornick interviewed Natasha Halasa, MD, MPH, Craig Weaver Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, for stories about her JAMA Network Open study that found most infants admitted to the intensive care or high acuity unit for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections during fall 2022 were previously healthy and born at term.

Prevention reporter Korin Miller interviewed Paul Newhouse, MD, director, Vanderbilt Center for Cognitive Medicine, for a story about a new study linking long term use of proton pump inhibitors with dementia risk.

Medscape reporter Marilynn Larkin interviewed Evan Brittain, MD, associate professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, for a story about a new study on step counts.

Medscape reporter Marilynn Larkin interviewed Zachary Warren, PhD, executive director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s (VKC) Treatment and Research Institute on Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), for a story about a study out of Canada reporting that children with a rare variant impacting an autism-associated gene were less likely to have received mental health care than those without a genetic diagnosis

GenomeWeb reporter Jessica Cohen interviewed Scott Lee, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, for a story about his study that found enhanced treatment support can help smokers who have more difficulty quitting because they are fast metabolizers of nicotine.

Jim Jackson, PsyD, research associate professor of Medicine and assistant director of The ICU Recovery Center, was quoted in an Express story about Bruce Willis’ struggle with dementia and how patients such as Willis have limited options for treatment.

Todd Rice, MD, professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, was quoted in an NBC News story about the coming fall and the predicted increase in COVID-19, flu and RSV.

William Fissell, MD, associate professor of Medicine, was quoted in a Medscape story about research into the development of an artificial kidney.