June 14, 2024

Developing a universal flu vaccine; genetic risks of breast cancer among Black women; whooping cough cases double and other news stories with VUMC sources

Live Science quoted James Antoon, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP, assistant professor of Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine, for a story about whether lockdown impacted kids’ immune systems.

WKRN digital reporter, Erin McCoullough, interviewed Jenny Detwiler, MSN, RN, CCRN, associate director, LifeFlight, Event Medicine, about what kind of injuries they expect to treat at CMA Fest and provide some safety tips on how to stay healthy at the festival.

WebMD writer, Liz Scherer, interviewed William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, Department of Health Policy, about zinc being able to shorten the length of the common cold and other remedies, for prevention and treatment.

The Statesman, quoted James Crowe, MD, Ann Scott Carell Professor and University Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, about how an influenza B antibody will help develop a universal vaccine.

Medpage Today Washington correspondent Shannon Firth interviewed William Cooper, MD, director, Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy, for stories about his study on unprofessional behavior by physician specialty. 

Black Enterprise quoted Wei Zheng, MD, PhD, Anne Potter Wilson Professor and professor of medicine, regarding a new study that examines genetic risks of breast cancer among Black women.

Medscape quoted Gitanjali Srivastava, MD, FACP, FAAP, medical director, Obesity Medicine, on a story about semaglutide improving taste sensitivity in women with obesity.

Washington Post quoted Buddy Creech, MD, Edie Carell Johnson Professor and professor of pediatrics, about whooping cough cases double in the U.S.