August 16, 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:

NBC Nightly News, CBS Network News and WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.) interviewed William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, about the decision to move infants from the neonatal intensive care unit at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Maryland after three newborns tested positive for bacteria that can cause a potentially deadly infection. The NBC and CBS interviews were conducted using VUStar, Vanderbilt’s broadcast facility.

The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro and WZTV Fox 17 News covered last week's opening of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt after-hours clinic in Murfreesboro. Susan John, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics and medical director for Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics, was interviewed for the TV report.

LifeFlight's Jerry Jones and Dave Jackson did six live interviews (three each) from the helipad Thursday morning for "Fox 17 Mornings." The story was on weather and how it impacts the crafts’ ability to fly. The broadcast touted the program's safety record and other aspects of the LifeFlight program.

Alex Diamond, M.D., professor of Orthopaedics, spoke to ABC News about the role of circadian rhythms in Olympic performance.

Sachim Patel, M.D., Ph.D., James G. Blakemore Professor of Psychiatry, is quoted in a Time magazine story about research into medical uses for marijuana.