November 17, 2023

VUMC in the news, Nov. 21

The news that Kimryn Rathmell, MD, chair of Medicine, was named by President Biden to be director of the National Cancer Institute was covered by many prominent news outlets nationally. The Washington Post was the first to break the news (“Biden picks Vanderbilt physician to lead National Cancer Institute”), and coverage was also in, among many others, STAT, Science, The Hill, Becker’s Hospital Review, and United Press International,

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: NBC News, ABC News (“The flu is soaring in seven U.S. states and rising in others, health officials say”), Health, Healthline, Verywell Health and Medscape.

The New York Times reporter Francesca Paris interviewed James Jackson, MD, assistant director of the ICU Recovery Center, for a story about long COVID causing a ‘cognitive fog’ in an estimated 1 million Americans.

English Flack, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics in Cardiology spoke with Linda Carroll with NBC News about a study presented at the national American Heart Association meeting looking at sudden cardiac arrest in college athletes.

James Antoon, MD, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine, was quoted in HealthDay, The Messenger and Becker’s Hospital Review about most children with the flu missing out on receiving Tamiflu.

Deepak Gupta, MD, associate professor of Medicine, was quoted in coverage of his study of the effects of salt on blood pressure by several news outlets, including WebMD, HealthDay, Medical News Today, Business Insider and The Week.

James (Huck) Muldowney, MD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, was on the WKRN News 2 show “Local On 2” with patient Victoria Moghaddami to discuss POTS for Dysautonomia Awareness Month.

Joseph C. Fusco, MD, FACS, FAAP, assistant professor of Pediatric Surgery, spoke with News Channel 5 about the continued rise in pediatric gunshot victims and the impact these patients have on physicians.