February 14, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

CBS News, HealthDay, MedPage Today, Voice of America, Science Daily and other news outlets covered the JAMA Cardiology study from Jeffrey Carr, M.D., M.Sc., Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiology and Radiological Sciences, that found the presence of coronary artery calcium in people under age 50 was associated with increased risk of developing heart disease. 

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt announced that it has surpassed its fundraising goal of $40 million in support of a four-floor hospital expansion. Nashville Post picked up the announcement. Additionally, Nashville Medical News is featuring construction renderings and aerial photos of Children’s Hospital in an upcoming issue.

The WSMV Channel 4 morning team visited Children’s Hospital. Holly Thompson, Chris Miller and Snowbird visited with patients and did a segment in the studio. They also brought along a singer from NBC’s “The Voice.”

WTVF News Channel 5 interviewed Buddy Creech, M.D., associate professor of Pediatrics, about recent flu outbreaks at schools in the Middle Tennessee area.

ABC News reporter Gillian Mohney interviewed William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, for a story about four children in New York who died from the flu, and ABC News also interviewed him about the new adult vaccine schedule.

The New York Times “The New Old Age” columnist Paula Span also interviewed Schaffner for a story about Clostridium difficile infections in the elderly.  

Politico mentioned research by Vanderbilt's John Graves, Ph.D., assistant professor of Health Policy, and Sayeh Nikpay, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor of Health Policy, about how the value of special enrollment periods for health insurance is being overlooked.