October 20, 2023

VUMC in the news, Oct. 24, 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: Scripps News (“Why do people get long COVID?”); Verywell Health, AARP (“Can vaccinations save your brain?”); Scientific American, and The New York Times (“Am I still contagious?”). Schaffner also scored a quotation video clip on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”

Keipp Talbot, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was quoted by The New York Times in a story headlined “Zinc? Honey? Ginger? What actually helps when you have a cold or the flu?.”

NBC News and The Washington Post interviewed Beth Malow, MD, director of the Sleep Disorders Division, for a story about a Journal of Sleep Research study that found hitting the snooze button isn’t always a bad thing.

The New England Journal of Medicine’s AI Grand Rounds Podcast included Mark Cuban mentioning Vanderbilt’s work studying and comparing urology cancer drug prices.

Stacey Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, was quoted in a Bloomberg opinion piece, “How to Pay for Million-Dollar Cures.”

Wes Ely, MD, professor of Medicine, Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, was quoted by STAT in a story about possible causes for COVID “brain fog.”