June 27, 2024

How heat impacts sleep; firearm injuries in children; deadly strep infections; and other news stories with VUMC sources


Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, professor of Health Policy, was quoted by the New York Times in a story about the role of pharmacy benefit managers in the pricing of prescription drugs.

The Los Angeles Times quoted Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology, in a story headlined, “New drug’s potentially fatal side effects obscured by ‘soothing acronym,’ doctors say.”

Yahoo News reporter Korin Miller interviewed Beth Malow, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Division, for a story about how extreme heat impacts sleep.

Fortune reporter Carolyn Barber interviewed William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, for a story about antiviral meds including Tamiflu that are stockpiled in the U.S.; NBC News spoke to him about the alarming rise in deadly strep infections in Japan; and WebMD interviewed him about the new coronavirus variant.

ABC News reporter Nadine El-Bawab interviewed Sarah Osmundson, MD, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, for a story about the anniversary of the Dobbs decision.

Reporter Kori Johnson from WKRN News 2 interviewed Joseph Fusco, MD, assistant professor of Pediatric Surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, about medical impact of firearm injuries on children.

George Crossley, MD, professor of Medicine, was interviewed for a Medscape story about the success of a defibrillation lead in a clinical trial.

Daniel Joyce, MD, assistant professor of Urology, was quoted in a Healio story about the effectiveness of prostate-specific antigen screening when compared to first-line MRI.