June 13, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

A VUMC study that found that most women who undergo a cesarean childbirth are prescribed more opioid pain medications than needed upon release from the hospital was featured in 93 media outlets, including a local story on WZTV Fox17 News.

WTVF News Channel 5 reporter Chris Conte interviewed 4-year-old Caleb Daniel, an enthusiastic and dedicated  Predators fan with a homemade towel catfish named "Stanley", in the NICU at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Caleb was diagnosed with a congenital heart disease at birth and has had three major heart surgeries.

Science Magazine reporter Robert Service interviewed James Crowe, M.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, for a story about a designer protein created by scientists that stops the influenza virus from infecting cells in culture and protects mice from getting sick after being exposed to a healthy dose of the virus. Dr. Crowe was not involved in the study.

Quartz reporter Olivia Goldhill interviewed Colin Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics, for a story about his Clinical Psychological Science study that looks at machine-learning algorithms to predict suicide risk.