February 16, 2024

VUMC in the news, Feb. 20, 2024

NBC News national reporter Linda Carroll interviewed Eric Bowman, MD, assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, for a story about a study of pickleball-related fractures in the U.S.

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, CBS News, AARP, Healthline (“Listeria Outbreak Linked to Cheese Leads to Recalls from Trader Joe’s, Costco”), Scripps News, Everyday Health, STAT News, CNN, Self, and Prevention.

NBC News national reporter Akshay Syal interviewed Paul Newhouse, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Cognitive Medicine, for a story to give the public context about the typical aging process and normal changes in memory. What significance, if any, does remembering dates or faces have to do with cognitive function in older adults.

NBC News national reporter Linda Carroll interviewed Deepak Gupta, MD, associate professor of Medicine and director of the Vanderbilt Translational and Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center, for a story about salt substitutes to reduce blood pressure in older adults.

Jennifer Thompson, MD, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was quoted in a Healthline piece about the surge in RSV cases this winter.

Kevin Griffith, MPA, PhD, assistant professor of health policy, was quoted by the Associated Press in a story about the effect of police violence on the health of Black Americans.

Psychology Today published an editorial from Stephen Camarata, PhD, professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, titled “Should U.S. Education Be Fundamentally Reformed?”

Daniel Muñoz, MPA, MD, associate professor of Medicine, was quoted in a United Press International piece about how most adults don’t know their blood pressure or ideal weight, and how not knowing these basic health facts impacts heart disease.

Jim Jackson, PsyD, director of Long-Term Outcomes, CIBS Center, was quoted in a Medscape story on the possibility that long COVID symptoms result from a brain injury.

Lead Stories staff writer Ed Payne interviewed Joseph Magliocca, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, for a story about whether organs can transmit character traits from donor to recipient.

Jordan Berlin, MD, FASCO, Director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, was interviewed by WKRN News 2 producer John Polumbo about an article put out by the WHO stating that the number of cancer cases is going to increase. The reporter asked Berlin if there is anything to mitigate this increase and what concerns are there among the cancer community.