April 4, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

Gordon Bernard, M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, was interviewed by NPR News science writer Richard Harris about a proposed new treatment for sepsis. The report aired on “All Things Considered.”

A Scientific American story on a laboratory model of the female reproductive cycle quotes Kevin Osteen, Ph.D., Pierre Soupart Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The New York Times reported on a study showing that increasing numbers of patients are electing to remain awake during surgery. The piece quotes Alexander Langerman, M.D., associate professor of Otolaryngology.

The Wall Street Journal published a piece on more doctors’ offices moving into retail space, and mentions Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks. 

ABC News national interviewed William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, for a story about a study that found adults who have higher levels of loneliness also reported more severe cold symptoms.

WZTV Fox 17 News is the latest to cover a sensory-friendly performance at the Nashville Symphony, a program through the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders. More at Midday on WSMV and Talk of the Town on WTVF also aired stories on the program.

The Tennessean reported on the significant economic impact Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University have on Tennessee. A report says the two institutions pumped a combined $9.5 billion into the Tennessee economy during the 2015-16 fiscal year.