August 15, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

WSMV News 4 and WKRN News 2 were among several outlets carrying stories about avoiding eye damage during the upcoming total solar eclipse. The reports featured Nathan Podoll, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

U.S. News and World Report released its 2017 hospital rankings and again Vanderbilt has among the most ranked specialties in the country, and was named best hospital in Nashville and in Tennessee. The story was picked up by numerous news outlets, including The Tennessean.

WTVF News Channel 5 covered the recent free hand-surgery event at VUMC. Mihir Desai, M.D., assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabiliatation, was interviewed for the story.

Associated Press national medical writer Carla Johnson interviewed Joshua Beckman, M.D., professor of Medicine and director of Vascular Medicine, for a story about Medicare’s recent coverage decisions on supervised exercise therapy for peripheral artery disease.

Clinical OMICS senior news editor Alex Phillippidis interviewed James Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and lead investigator of the Human Immunome Program, for a story about how the Human Immunome Program is working to prevent and control disease.