November 15, 2016

VUMC in the news

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

An NPR story on laughing gas during labor and delivery mentions VUMC’s leadership in its use and quotes Michelle Collins, Ph.D., professor of Nursing.

Donna Seger, M.D., medical director and executive director of the Tennessee Poison Center, spoke with Alan Frio, WSMV Channel 4 reporter, for a story about rattlesnake bites. Seger provided medical information about snake bites as part of a story about one of VUMC's patients, a Spring Hill firefighter, who was bitten by a venomous rattlesnake and rescued by fellow firefighters.

The Nashville Predators held their annual "Hockey Fights Cancer" event on Saturday, which raises money for pediatric cancer research at Vanderbilt. James Connelly, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, was interviewed live by Fox Sports, 102.5 FM The Game and ESPN Nashville about the event and about research at Vanderbilt. 

Parade magazine published a piece, "7 surprising causes of bladder problems," that quoted Melissa Kaufman, M.D., associate professor of Urologic Surgery.

The Tennessean covered a panel discussion held last week in Light Hall about how the election results might impact health policy. The event was moderated by Melinda Buntin, Ph.D., chair of Health Policy.