March 7, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, was live last Wednesday on NPR's "On Point,” hosted by Tom Ashbrook, a national daily radio news and talk show heard on 300 stations around the country. Schaffner also gave interviews about the flu to NBC News and the Associated Press and participated in a national satellite media tour, in which a number of news organizations and interviewers can talk to him at designated times. Among the outlets Schaffner spoke to as part of the tour were WXXA-TV (Fox) in Albany, New York; WLTV (NBC) in Jacksonville, Florida; Saga Communications News in Nashville; WFMJ-TV (NBC) in Youngstown, Ohio; the syndicated Rose Lee Archer Show; KMTV-TV (CBS) in Omaha, Nebraska; WFTX-TV (Fox) in Fort Myers, Florida; KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona; WBND-TV (ABC) in South Bend, Indiana; WPHL-TV (CW) in Philadelphia; the syndicated program “Coffee with America;” Metro Radio Networks (national); KKVI-FM/KRER-FM’s “Valder Beebe Show” in Dallas; WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C.; WTMJ (NBC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; KBFX-TV (Fox) in Bakersfield, California; the Tennessee Radio Network; and KAMR-TV (NBC) in Amarillo, Texas.

A U.S. News and World Report story, “Can older people have eating disorders?quotes James Powers, M.D., associate professor of Medicine.

WSMV Channel 4 News’ “Bulger’s Beat” feature did a story on VUMC volunteer Michael Morton, who plays flute once a week for patients and families visiting Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks.

The Tennessean published a story and video about the problems faced by families caring for chronically ill children if lifetime insurance coverage caps are allowed to return under some plans to replace the Affordable Care Act. The story quotes John Graves, Ph.D., assistant professor of Health Policy, and mentions Stephen Patrick, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics.