October 27, 2023

VUMC in the news, Oct. 31, 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: National Geographic (Why are more adults under 50 getting shingles?), The Washington Post (Do flu shots protect against the risk for Alzheimer’s?), USA Today, ABC News, CBC News and Consumer Reports.

Aaron Brinen, PsyD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was interviewed by WTVF News Channel 5 reporter, Chris Davis, WSMV Channel 4 News reporter Jordan James and a KNX News radio show in Los Angeles to discuss different aspects of the mass shooting that happened in Maine.

Elise Boos, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, was quoted in a Stateline piece headlined “Many women can’t access miscarriage drug because it’s also used for abortions.”

WTVF News Channel5’s “Openline” has recently featured interviews with Sara Nunnery, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, speaking about breast cancer, and Milner Staub, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, speaking about various infectious diseases.

Becker’s Hospital Review covered a list of best hospitals in each state, as ranked by Newsweek, and noted in its story that VUMC was ranked the top hospital in Tennessee.

Buddy Creech, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, was quoted in an NBC News story about the shortage of Beyfortus, a drug used to treat RSV in infants.