June 27, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

National Geographic posted a story about Alpha-Gal syndrome, or red meat allergies, and how they are caused by the bite of the lone star tick. The piece quotes Cosby Stone, M.D., a clinical fellow in Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Andrew Nickels, M.D., assistant  professor of Medicine, was quoted in a separate story on Alpha-Gal that was broadcast on WZTV Fox 17 News.

CNN quoted Michelle Collins, Ph.D., professor of Nursing and director of the nurse-midwifery specialty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, in a piece about the danger that newborns who are born in water could be infected with Legionnaires’ disease.

CNN health writer Susan Scutti interviewed William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, for a story about the flu presentation at the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meeting.

A Slate story on how medical schools train physicians to care for LGBTQ patients quotes Kristen Eckstrand, M.D., a psychiatry resident at the University of Pittsburgh, who, while she was a student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, was co-director of the school’s Program for LGBTI Health and chair of the Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Nashville Scene published an interview with Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., professor of Anesthesiology, as part of a feature story about him and his role as director of the Program in LGBTI Health at the School of Medicine.