May 16, 2024

Updated COVID guidelines; solutions to gut inflammation; more colon cancer in teens; and other news stories with VUMC sources

William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, was interviewed about bird flu for stories posted by CBS News, Fortune and Verywell Health; about the national physician shortage by The Epoch Times; and about updated COVID-19 guidelines by Prevention and NBC News.

NBC News reporter Linda Carroll interviewed Adriana Hung, MD, professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, for a story about a new study on cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic syndrome.

People magazine senior writer Eileen Finan interviewed Megan Vucovich, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Plastic Surgery, for a story about a non-profit called Personal Ink, or, which connects breast cancer survivors with tattoo artists and pays for mastectomy tattoos.

Jeffrey Tosoian, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Urology, was quoted in a Today Headline story about using urine tests to avoid prostate biopsies. Research fellows Nathan Samora, MD, and Hunter Robinson, MD, are mentioned in the piece.

Good Housekeeping reporter Korin Miller interviewed Dawn Adams, MD, associate professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, for a story headlined “5 Ways to Reduce Gut Inflammation to Feel Better Fast.”

VeryWell Health reporter John Loeppky interviewed Marta Crispens, MD, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, for a story about the FDA’s approval of tisotumab vedotin-tftv for recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer with disease progression on or after chemotherapy.

Laura Hickman, MD, assistant professor of Surgery, was quoted in a Healio story about preserving organs for transplant using normothermic regional perfusion.

William Lee, MD, associate professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology was interviewed by WSMV Channel 4 reporter, Tracy Kornet, about testosterone pellet as part of a series on menopause.

Self magazine reporter Katie Camero interviewed Cathy Eng, MD, director of the Young Adults Cancer Program, for a story about increasing colon cancer rates among children and teens.