August 1, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

Following the JAMA report that almost all the brains of former NFL players examined for a study show damage from head blows, WKRN News 2 and WZTV Fox 17 News interviewed Alex Diamond, D.O., MPH, assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.

Slate has a piece on President Trump's desire to again ban transgendered people from serving in the military, and the story is based on an interview with Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, director of the VUMC program for LGBTI Health. 

Health.com quoted William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, in a story about a Miami man who contracted necrotizing fasciitis through a foot blister while hiking in New Hampshire. NBC News reporter Felix Gussone also interviewed Schaffner for a story about a BMJ study saying that it may not be necessary for all patients to complete a course of antibiotics.

The unscientific fad of alternative vaccine schedules was the subject of a Medical Economics piece, "Experts warn against alternate vaccination schedules," which quotes Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D., Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics.

The Scientist reporter Josh Roberts interviewed James Crowe, M.D., director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, for a story about efforts to rapidly and easily generate highly specific, high-affinity, fully human antibodies at relatively low cost.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio and covered the week-long summer camp for people with Williams syndrome, which is a collaboration between the Academy of Country Music, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The piece was also picked up by NPR's "All Things Considered."