March 14, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

ABC News reporter Gillian Mohney interviewed William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, for a story about a strain of bird flu that has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to Tyson Foods Inc. The 73,500 birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system, government and company officials said on Sunday. ABC News also interviewed Schaffner for a story about a CDC report on the risk of birth defects after contracting Zika.

Nashville Post posted a story about Jeffrey Neul, M.D., Ph.D., being named the new director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

A Mother Jones magazine article about gluten-free eating and the idea that many people are unnecessarily avoiding gluten quotes Douglas Seidner, M.D., associate professor of Medicine.

The Tennessean published an open letter from Tennessee medical students, including some from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, to Senators Corker and Alexander about the ACA replacement.