August 9, 2016

VUMC in the news

VUMC in the news

VUMC in the news

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

The national concern about the Zika virus, its impact upon the Olympics and the discovery of domestic-transmission cases in Florida have continued to make William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, a sought-after expert by major news media. In the past few days, these news outlets have included ABC News, USA Today , Reuters, CNN, the Associated Press, U.S. News and World Report and CBS Network News.

The New York Times science writer Gina Kolata interviewed Brian Christman, M.D., vice-chair of the Department of Medicine, for a story on a New England Journal of Medicine study on asthma/allergies and the "hygiene hypothesis" in two farming communities. The piece was headlined, “Barnyard dust offers a clue to stopping asthma in children.”

NPR’s “Morning Edition” reporter Rae Ellen Bichell cited a study from William Cooper, M.D., professor and vice chair of Pediatrics and professor of Health Policy, in a story about how there is little information about how drugs act on pregnancy. Cooper’s New England Journal of Medicine paper illustrated that the effect of ACE inhibitors during the first trimester of pregnancy wasn’t studied in a controlled setting, and when it was studied retrospectively, it was found to be harmful.