December 8, 2023

VUMC in the news: Dec. 12, 2023

NBC News Today, Medical News Today, interviewed William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, about the outbreak of pneumonia in Ohio as well as other countries around the globe. Schaffner was also quoted in Everyday Health, and PARADE Magazine for stories on the uptake of RSV vaccine in adults. Other topics Schaffner spoke to were COVID hospitalizations in ABC News, if Moderna vaccine causing cancer and vaccinations before the holidays.

Buddy Creech, MD, Edie Carell Johnson Chair and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, was quoted in CNN Health, for a story about the CDC’s press briefing on respiratory virus season.

Stephen Patrick, MD, director, Center for Child Health Policy, was quoted in NBC News for a story about prenatal fentanyl exposure leading to a syndrome that impacts babies.

Deepak Gupta, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, was interviewed for a story in NIH Research Matters about his NIH-funded JAMA study on reducing salt intake to lower blood pressure.

Reed Omary, MD, MS, Carol D. & Henry P. Pendergrass Professor, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, is quoted in a story about sustainability initiatives in Imaging Technology News.