November 22, 2016

VUMC in the news

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

Three TV stations: WTVF News Channel 5, WSMV Channel 4 News, and WZTV Fox 17 News, interviewed Jonathan Hemler, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary, and Yasmin Khan, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary, about the recent air quality alert due to wildfires in Tennessee and several adjoining states. 

Tennessean reporter, Anita Wadhwani  interviewed both David Edwards, M.D., assistant professor of Anesthesiology,  and Danny Winder, Ph.D., professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, about the results of a national survey on drug use. The story was also covered by other outlets, including HLN and NBC News.

Self magazine posted a story on hand, foot and mouth disease that quoted William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine. This follows an outbreak of the disease in Georgia. 

An editorial in the Boston Globe about President-elect Trump’s plans for veterans mentions the research of Robert Miller, M.D., associate professor of Clinical Medicine, about research into lung diseases experienced by veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Tennessean, under the headlineState health care task force to engage congressional delegation,” reported that state lawmakers’ efforts to establish a TennCare expansion pilot program using federal Medicaid funding continue under a Trump administration, Tennessee’s congressional delegation is likely to be engaged in the coming months, according to members of a special task force. The article mentions a presentation to the task force by Melinda Buntin, Ph.D., professor and chair of Health Policy.