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VUMC in the news, Feb. 6, 2024

Feb. 2, 2024, 1:30 PM

Becker’s Hospital Review, Medpage Today, and several other news outlets interviewed Tom Talbot, MD, chief hospital epidemiologist, for stories about masking guidance in healthcare facilities.

USA Today reporter Eduardo Cuevas interviewed Daniel Barocas, MD, MPH, professor and executive vice chair of Urology, for a story about his 10-year follow up study, published in JAMA, of nearly 2,500 U.S. men who received prostate cancer treatment. The results will help inform decision making in terms of treatments and side effects for a diverse population. HealthDay also published an article quoting Barocas.

HealthDay reporter Ernie Mundell interviewed Bashir Al Hussein Al Awamlh, MD, a fellow in Urologic Oncology at VUMC, for stories about his 10-year follow up JAMA study of nearly 2,500 U.S. men who received prostate cancer treatment that will help inform decision making in terms of treatments and side effects for a diverse population.

Peggy Valentine, EdD, vice president for Allied Health Education, wrote a Tennessean opinion piece about VUMC’s innovative efforts to train employees in allied health professions.

Tennessean reporter Frank Gluck interviewed Sahar Takkouche, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism,  for a story looking at weight loss/resolutions and drugs like Ozempic.

Healthline reporter Heather Cruickshank interviewed Jennifer Thompson, MD, associate professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, for a story about the RSV vaccine for pregnant women.

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: First For Women, Healio, Prevention, WSMV Channel 4 News, The Washington Post, MSN News, and Lead Stories.

Nature Communications published a case report on the fatality in the lecanemab trial, led by Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, Professor  of Health Policy, was quoted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a story about a Florida plan to import Canadian drugs.

Paul Newhouse, MD, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences was quoted in a Washington Post item about how patients can obtain Paxlovid. AARP also published an article quoting Newhouse.

Jennifer Below, PhD, professor of Medicine, was quoted by USA Today in a piece headlined:  These women discovered they were siblings. Then, they found hundreds more. It has taken a toll.

Eva Parker, MD, assistant professor of Dermatology, was quoted in a Self story about cold sores and pimples.

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