June 28, 2016

VUMC in the News

A roundup of a few recent positive stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, has continued to be a major source to comment on news about the Zika virus, this past week giving interviews to Men’s Journal, ABC News, TravelChannel.com, The Texas Tribune and others. He was also a go-to source for context after an expert panel recommended against the use of FluMist vaccine due to a lack of effectiveness. He was quoted in the Associated Press story, which moved nationally, as well as Consumer Reports, NPR, Reuters and others.

The high ranking of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in the U.S. News and World Report rankings released this week was reported by Nashville Post.

News on opioid abuse continues to receive attention, including a HealthDay News story, and Science Daily’s story, "Drug monitoring programs reduce opioid deaths, study shows," which covers a new study by Stephen Patrick, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Health Policy and Pediatrics, published in the June issue of Health Affairs. Also, Tracy Jackson, M.D., assistant professor of Anesthesiology, appeared on Channel 5+ “Open Line” phone-in show and a talk show on Mix 92 to discuss opioid addiction.