March 8, 2024

VUMC sources quoted on why Standard Time is better than Daylight Saving Time; the return of measles to the U.S.; when memory lapses are concerning; and more

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: CBS News, the Associated Press, Yahoo! Life, Prevention, USA Today, Scripps News Weekend, CNBC and Healthline.

Ryan Darby, MD, assistant professor of Neurology, was quoted by The Philadelphia Inquirer in a story, based on the recent disclosure of a diagnosis by former talk show host Wendy Williams, about aphasia and frontotemporal dementia.

The Guardian reporter Madeleine Aggeler and Irish Times reporter Conor Purcell interviewed Katie Van Schaik, MD, PhD, fellow in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, for stories about her book How To Be Healthy: An Ancient Guide To Wellness, which examines Greco-Roman physician Galen’s texts for a modern day audience.

Forrest Sanders, a reporter at WTVF News Channel 5, attended a Seacrest Studio event at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with Connor McKemey, a burn survivor.

Beth Malow, MD, director, Vanderbilt Sleep Division authored a post on daylight saving time (DST) for The Conversation. Malow was also quoted in time change stories in The Washington Post, Time and The Escondido Grapevine.

Tom Talbot, MD, chief hospital epidemiologist, was quoted by Becker’s Hospital Review in a story about preparing physicians to treat measles, since, due to vaccination lapses, the disease is becoming more common in the U.S.

Paul Newhouse, MD, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was quoted by NBC News’ “Today” show about memory lapses in the presidential candidates.

Travis Osterman, DO, associate professor of Biomedical Informatics, was quoted by Fierce Biotech in a story about VUMC’s partnership with GE Healthcare to use AI models to predict immunotherapy responses among cancer patients.

Former NBA and University of Kansas basketball player Scot Pollard was released from Vanderbilt University Hospital after a heart transplant, and his announcement of his release was covered by news organizations including The Kansas City Star.