March 14, 2024

More young people getting cancer; caring for the pelvic floor; microplastics and strokes; and other topics in the news quoting Vanderbilt sources

Beth Malow, MD, director, Vanderbilt Sleep Division, continues to be quoted by reporters about the change to daylight saving time. Among the latest: Scientific American, CBS News, Vox and The Ledger.

Medpage Today reporter Tara Haelle interviewed Kelly Dooley, MD, PhD, director, Division of Infectious Disease, for a story about a trial to treat tuberculosis.

The Washington Post, Medscape and Science interviewed Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology, for a story about the FDA’s decision to have an advisory committee for the Alzheimer’s drug, donanemab.

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: Everyday Health, Consumer Reports, United Press International and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases’ Infectious IDeas podcast.

NBC News reporter Linda Carroll interviewed Roger Dmochowski, MD, professor of Urology and Surgery, for a story about Brittany Mahomes saying her back is fractured and urging moms to take care of their pelvic floor.

Nature reporter Heidi Ledford interviewed Cathy Eng, MD, director, Young Adults Cancers Program, for a story about why so many young people are getting cancer.

Healthline reporter Gigen Mammoser interviewed Aaron Aday, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, for a story about new research in the New England Journal of Medicine on the association between microplastics and cardiovascular events.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) interviewed Department of Biomedical Informatics faculty Siru Liu, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics; Peter Embi, MD, professor and chair of Biomedical Informatics; and Adam Wright, PhD, professor of Biomedical Informatics, for a three minute spotlight video about Dr. Liu’s NLM K99/R00 project grant on Using Explainable AI to Improve Healthcare.

Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, the Benjamin F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology, professor of Medicine and director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, was mentioned in a Healio story headlined, “On knowing your value, ‘feel inspiration not intimidation’ from others.”

People ran a story about how changing the sound of hospital alarms could improve patient care, and quoted Joseph Schlesinger, MD, professor, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, for a story about his study on improving auditory alarms in the ICU.

Edward Iglesia, MD, MPH, instructor in Medicine, was quoted in a HealthDay story, “Food allergies in college 101: Tips to cope.”