September 12, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

CNN broadcast a story about the worse-than-usual flu season just experienced in Australia, and what it may mean for the U.S., that quotes William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine. A Reader’s Digest story about the coming flu season also quotes Schaffner.

Marketwatch wrote about the lingering health effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, long after the storms have passed, and Schaffner was also a source for that story.

A Reuters piece about vision screening for very young children quotes Sean Donahue, M.D., Sam and Darthea Coleman Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology.

Reporters from WKRN News 2, WSMV News 4, WZTV Fox 17 News, and WTVF News Channel 5 interviewed Kevin Nooner, RN, MSN, CFRN, CEN, EMT-P, Vanderbilt LifeFlight Director of Medical Transport, for a story about a LifeFlight crew heading to assist in the Hurricane Irma medical response. Three crew members — Michael Clements, RN, EMT-P, flight nurse/paramedic; Matt Ulrich, RN, EMT-P, flight nurse/paramedic; and Jason Deal, CCP, critical care flight paramedic — went to Florida with several Middle Tennessee county EMS teams.