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VUMC in the news, Oct. 10, 2023

Oct. 6, 2023, 1:54 PM

NBC News reporter Linda Carroll interviewed Sahar Takkouche, MD, for a story about a BMJ study that found increased consumption of carbohydrate from refined grains, starchy vegetables, and sugary drinks is associated with greater weight gain throughout midlife, while increased fiber and carbohydrate from whole grains, fruit, and non-starchy vegetables is linked to less weight gain.

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 Associated Press, United Press International, Salon, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! LifeAARP, and National Geographic.

Voice of America interviewed Colin Walsh, associate professor of biomedical informatics, about the effectiveness of wellness apps.

Douglas Johnson, MD, MSCI, associate professor of Medicine, was quoted by U.S. News and World ReportTech Times, Nashville Business Journal, and MedPage Today in stories about ChatGPT and the accuracy of AI.

Stacey Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, was quoted by The Washington Post in a story about how to lower drug costs if your insurance changes.

National Geographic reporter Stacey Colino interviewed Mark Sullivan, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP, Chief Pharmacy Officer, for a story about the FDA’s recent announcement that phenylephrine isn’t effective in cough and cold medicines.

Parul Goyal, MBBS, associate professor of Clinical Medicine, was quoted by HuffPost in a story headlined, “7 signs you’re aging well, according to geriatricians.”

David Mitchell Dantzler, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Medicine, was quoted by Self magazine in a piece about genetic heart testing, and how an individual may know they are a good candidate.

Stephen Camarata, PhD, professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, was quoted by Yahoo! Life, in a story about how the TV show “The Golden Bachelor” was bringing additional attention to hearing aid use.

The Tennessee Tribune quoted Gordon Bernard, MD, senior associate dean for Clinical Research; Paul Harris, PhD, professor of Biomedical Informatics; and Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, professor of Medicine and director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, in a story about the $51 million NIH to improve the efficiency of conducting clinical trials in the U.S.

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