January 12, 2024

VUMC in the news, Jan. 16, 2024

Associated Press national reporter Carla Johnson interviewed David Penson, MD, professor and chair of Urology, for a story about Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin being hospitalized to treat a urinary tract infection related to his prostate cancer operation.

The Wall Street Journal reporter Brianna Abbott interviewed Andreana Holowatyj, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, for a story about the rise in cancers under 50 and her research studying young-onset appendiceal cancer.

Parul Goyal, MBBS, associate professor of Clinical Medicine, was quoted by United Press International, Prevention and The New York Post (via Huffpost) in stories about aging well.

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: Bottom Line Personal, Scientific American, CBS News, Yahoo! News, and MSN.

CBS News interviewed Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, about a Florida health program planning to import pharmaceuticals from Canada.

Wes Ely, MD, professor of medicine and co-director of the Center for Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship, was quoted by USA Today in a story about treatment for COVID-19.

Buddy Creech,  MD, director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, was quoted by NBC News in a story about the use of decongestants.

CNN producer Amanda Musa interviewed Tyler Barrett, MD, professor of Emergency Medicine and Executive Medical Director, Emergency Services, for a story about how to stay safe ahead of the winter storms- what the cold does to our bodies, and how this could impact people with asthma or a respiratory virus like COVID-19 or flu. Tennessean reporter Frank Gluck also interviewed Barrett.

AARP published a piece about how people who are in their 50s can tell if they are aging well that quotes James Powers, MD, professor of Medicine.

Amy Whigham, MD, associate professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, was quoted in a Medpage Today story about sleep disorders in children and how to determine the seriousness of symptoms.

Self magazine quoted Yasmin West Khan, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics, in a story about when getting sick often can signal an immune system issue.

The Every Mom reporter Katherine Ballesta-Rosen interviewed Soha Patel, MD, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, for a story about sex during pregnancy.

WTVF News Channel  5 reporter Nikki Hauser interviewed Jennifer Thompson, MD, FACOG, associate professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Ob-Gyn resident Veronica Fox, who is pregnant, for a story about the importance of pregnant women receiving the flu shot.

Anna Bradley, MD, assistant program director, Obesity Medicine Fellowship, was on WTVF News Channel 5’s Open Line,” to discuss the best way to go about healthy weight loss in the new year and tips for how to stick with it.