VUMC in the newsA roundup of a few recent positive stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Officials from Piedmont Natural Gas, joined by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, announced last Friday that Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will benefit from some of the proceeds from this year’s 63rd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s. Event proceeds will go toward Children’s Hospital’s Growing to New Heights Campaign, which supports the hospital’s upcoming four-floor expansion. Santa Claus also joined the event to deliver the news that Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Clarkson will serve as Grand Marshal for the parade. Music Row, The Tennessean, WKRN News 2, WSMV Channel 4 News and WTVF News Channel 5 were among the outlets that covered the event.
VUMC has provided context to the national story about price hikes for the EpiPen, with Stokes Peebles, M.D., professor of Medicine, speaking with WSMV Channel 4 and WTVF News Channel 5, and Gordon Smith, Ph.D., medical access program manager at the VUMC Pharmacy providing a follow-up interview with WSMV after the company that makes the pens, Mylan, announced that it would market a low-cost generic.
William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, was quoted in a USA Today story about a report that the Zika virus can linger in the blood of babies for months after birth.
MedPage Today news editor Joyce Frieden interviewed Mohana Karlekar, M.D., medical director of Palliative Care, for a story about the personal health of the presidential candidates and whether personal health information is something the public needs to know.