October 25, 2016

VUMC in the news

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

William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, is quoted in a Consumer Reports story, How to fight the flu this year. The same story was picked up by The Washington Post, which ran it under the headline, Even though the flu was mild last year, it will be back again.

Predators goaltender Pekke Rinne, Predators CEO and President Sean Henry and mascot Gnash visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to present a check to the hospital to help fund pediatric cancer research. WTVF News Channel 5, WZTV Fox 17 and The Tennessean covered the check presentation and subsequent interview with Rinne in Seacrest Studios.

Associated Press national reporter Lindsey Tanner interviewed Hilary Tindle, M.D., director of ViTAL, the Vanderbilt Center for Tobacco, Addiction and Lifestyle, for stories about a JAMA Internal Medicine study about cancer deaths related to smoking. Nearly 40 percent of male cancer deaths in the South were estimated to be connected to smoking. Cigarette smoking accounted for an estimated 28.7 percent of all cancer deaths in U.S. adults 35 and older in 2010.