October 4, 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:

MedicalResearch.com  and WTVF News Channel 5 were among the outlets interviewing Eric Skaar,  Ph.D., MPH, professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, for stories about his Nature Medicine study from that found too much dietary zinc increases susceptibility to infection by Clostridium difficile – “C. diff” – the most common cause of hospital-acquired infections. 

Stephen Patrick, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics and assistant professor of Health Policy, is quoted in a Politico piece, Drug databases are no panacea for opioid crisis. In the fight against the opioid epidemic, authorities are increasingly relying state-run drug databases. But while the prescription drug monitoring programs help police and prosecutors, they haven’t necessarily helped address addiction as a disease.

Self magazine published a piece, Measles has officially been eradicated from the Americas, that quotes William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine. A similar story in the New York Daily News quotes Kathryn Edwards, M.D., Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics. A USA Today story about the severity of this year’s flu season and the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, as well as a Q-and-A article about the flu also quote Schaffner.

A Huffington Post story about training using simulation for young surgical residents quotes Jonathan Nesbitt, M.D., associate professor and interim chair of Thoracic Surgery and director of the Cardiac Simulation Program.