November 3, 2023

VUMC in the news, Nov. 7, 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: Consumer Reports, The Washington Post (“Salmonella outbreak sickens over 70 people; here’s how to protect yourself”), Medscape, and Verywell Health.

The CDC is featuring a blog post about penicillin allergy labels from Cosby Stone, MD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonology, and Critical Care Medicine, on its antimicrobial stewardship website.

Medpage Today freelance reporter Tara Haelle interviewed Todd Rice, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, for a story about a study on using convalescent plasma for patients with ARDS.

Kim Sandler, MD, co-director of the Vanderbilt Lung Screening Program, was quoted by STAT in a story about the new lung cancer screening guidelines.

Heart Sounds Podcast host Shelley Wood is interviewing Suzanne Brown Sacks, MD, assistant professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, for a story about juggling cardiology and her music career. The VUMC Voice story about her is here.