March 21, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

Reuters Health reporter Marilynn Larkin, Mashable reporter Rebecca Ruiz, MedPage Today reporter Molly Walker, DailyMail assistant U.S. health editor Mia de Graaf and HealthDay editor Ernie Mundell covered the Obstetrics & Gynecology study from Katherine Hartmann, M.D., deputy director of Vanderbilt’s Institute for Medicine and Public Health, that found pregnancy awareness is key to cutting alcohol use. 

Fox Business health reporter Jade Scipioni interviewed William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, for a story about the recent mumps outbreak in the U.S. Schaffner also spoke to Washington Post health reporter Emily Sohn for a story about winter health, and CNN Health reporter Johanzynn Gatewood about a patient who had a rare case of strep throat that resulted in the amputation of his hands and feet. 

Reuters Health reporter Marilynn Larkin interviewed Howard Baum, M.D., associate professor of Medicine, for a story about new guidelines recommending metformin as first-line therapy for type 2 diabetes.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio broadcast a story on the Undiagnosed Diseases Network at VUMC. The piece by reporter Emily Siner included interviews with patient Maggie Hall of Cookeville and John Phillips, M.D., director of the Division of Medical Genetics.

U.S. News and World Report picked up an Associated Press story noting that VUMC has one of the busiest liver transplant programs in the country.