November 10, 2023

VUMC in the news, Nov. 14, 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: CNN (“Exemptions for required vaccinations for U.S. kindergartners reach record high”), Medscape, Everyday Health, WebMD and Outside.

Last week’s end of daylight saving time meant that Beth Malow, MD, director of the Sleep Disorders Division, was in demand to discuss the effect of the time change on the body, and to suggest that year round standard time would be better for public health. In her latest placements, she co-authored an opinion piece for The Messenger and spoke with WTVF News Channel 5, This follows earlier NBC News and The Washington Post interviews.

ASBMB Today, a publication of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is republishing the VUMC release on the Aspirnaut student paper published in JBC, written by Bill Snyder.

The Washington Post mentioned that Vanderbilt is looking at ChatGPT as a way to address the influx of patient emails.

Marla Levine, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, was a guest on WTVF News Channel 5’s “Open Line” program, discussing RSV and other children’s health issues.

Evan Brittain, MD, associate professor of Medicine, was quoted by the Daily Mail in a story about the reduction in walking since the pandemic began.

Cathy Eng, MD, the David H. Johnson Professor of Surgical and Medical Oncology, was quoted by Medpage Today in a story about a new oral drug’s approval for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer.