November 8, 2016

VUMC in the news

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

The Wall Street Journal reporter Betsy McKay, Reuters reporter Julie Steenhuysen, as well as reporters from HealthDay, CBS NewsLa Presse (Canada), Time magazine and International Business Times interviewed James Crowe Jr., M.D., director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, for stories about his Nature paper that details how an antibody can protect unborn mice from Zika.

ABC News reporter Gillian Mohney interviewed William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, for a story about the CDC announcement that 13 cases of Candida auris (C. auris), a serious and sometimes fatal fungal infection that is emerging globally, have been identified in the United States. 

The Week and Stat posted a story on ICU delirium that quotes Wes Ely, M.D., professor of Medicine.

The Associated Press moved a story nationally headlined “New Cancer Drugs May Damage the Heart” that quotes Javid Moslehi, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine, who led a study into the drugs published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine.

The Tennessean was one of the news outlets covering a visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt by Rascal Flatts. The country music artists and long-time supporters of Children’s Hospital played an acoustic set in Seacrest Studios and met and talked with patients and families. With this event, Children’s Hospital hosted the first multicast for any Seacrest Studios, allowing patients from Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to watch their performance and ask the band questions.

Purnima Unni, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program Manager at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was quoted by ABC News in a story about keeping children safe on Halloween.