July 19, 2016

VUMC in the news

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

Andre Churchwell, M.D., was named Chief Diversity Officer for VUMC, which was covered by Nashville Post. Last week Churchwell also wrote a column for The Tennessean about the importance of vacation.

Politico published an extensive look at the differences between health care for the poor in Kentucky, which expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and Tennessee, which did not, under the headline, “The wrong state to have an accident.” Melinda Buntin, Ph.D., chair of Health Policy, is quoted in the piece.

A Scientific American online column on autism mentions Ann Kaiser, Ph.D., Susan Gray Professor of Special Education, who found evidence supporting the benefits of caregiver involvement in the therapies for young children with language delays.

WZTV Fox 17 broadcast a two-part series on babies born addicted to drugs. The stories, which are here and here, included interviews with Stephen Patrick, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics, and Jessica Young, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.