January 26, 2024

VUMC in the news, Jan. 30, 2024

The Tennessean published a story featuring Katrina Brown, MSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Team Lead and other SANE nurses to go with a story about expanding the SANE program to rural areas.

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: Health (about a measles outbreak in Atlanta), NBC News (A “Today” show report on “immunity cubes”), Nature, Newsweek, Prevention, Women’s Health, WSMV Channel 4 News, WZTV Fox 17 News, Yahoo! Life and The American Spectator.

USA Today reporter Katie Camero interviewed Piper Below, PhD, associate professor of Medicine, for a story about members of the same sibling pod (they are all donor conceived) and their struggles with many health conditions that most of the siblings have in common. They attribute most of them to their donor father’s genetics.

The research of Peter Rebeiro, MD, assistant professor of Medicine; Sean Kelly, MD, associate professor of Medicine; Stephen Raffanti, MD, professor of Medicine, emeritus; Timothy Sterling, MD, David E. Rogers professor and professor of Medicine; and Jessica Castilho, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, was cited in a Washington Post story about sexual health in older people. The story was written by Washington Post health columnist and VUSM graduate Trisha Pasricha, MD.

The research of Agnes Fogo, MD, John L. Shapiro Professor and professor of pathology, microbiology, and immunology, was cited in a Medpage Today story headlined, “Could AI put clinical knowledge at risk?

The Tennessean quoted Kelsey Gastineau, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics, and Joseph Fusco, MD, assistant professor of Pediatric Surgery in a story about their study about the many years it takes child victims of gun violence to heal mentally from the trauma.

Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD, Lisa M. Jacobson Professor and professor of Medicine, and Jay Montgomery, MD, associate professor of Medicine, were quoted in a Medpage Today story headlined, “Lives prolonged for longtime CRT-D users with heart failure.”

Aaron Brinen, PsyD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was on WTVF News Channel 5’s evening show, OpenLine to discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder and provide some mental health tips to get through the winter months.