September 6, 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 Tennessean covered the story of Vanderbilt doctors who happened to be on Natchez Trace near Blakemore Avenue at the same time a local woman, Ruth Root, had a heart attack at the wheel of her car and crashed into a light pole. The story details how Richard Miller, M.D., professor of Surgery, and surgical resident Gretchen Edwards, M.D., came upon the scene of the accident and were able to administer CPR to Root, a 73-year-old grandmother, and save her life. The story was also covered by WTVF News Channel 5.

The Washington Post and Reuters quoted Kathryn Edwards, M.D., Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, about attitudes of parents toward vaccinations for their children, and how doctors can deal with parental concerns. Edwards was lead author of an American Academy of Pediatrics statement that was published in Pediatrics.

William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, was interviewed by several national outlets last week about different aspects of the Zika virus outbreak. Among those: Yahoo Sports, Reuters via The New York Times, (two placements, the second article is here); Scientific American. Huffington Post; and NBC News. Schaffner was also live on national radio on NPR for an hour last week on the program “On Point,” which can be heard here.

Associated Press national medical writer Lindsey Tanner interviewed Allen Sills, M.D., professor of Neurological Surgery, for a story about a new study comparing recovery outcomes for concussed teen athletes removed from play vs. those who were not removed from play.