October 3, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

“NBC Nightly News” producer Lauren Dunn came to Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks to interview Jon Hemler, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, along with patient Marbie Sebes, for a story about food allergies in adults. Hemler is leading the development of a Food Allergy Clinic at Vanderbilt. The story is about how adults can develop food allergies later in life. Sebes, who works in VUMC’s Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy, developed severe anaphylaxis requiring ICU admission when she was 50 years old due to a newly developed shellfish allergy.

Modern Healthcare covered the nationwide practice of medical centers opening clinical areas in malls. VUMC is mentioned as a pioneer in the practice with the move to One Hundred Oaks in 2009, and C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., Deputy CEO and Chief Health Systems Officer for VUMC, is quoted throughout.

U.S. News and World Report was among the news outlets picking up an Associated Press story about the importance of flu vaccines that quotes William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine.

Colin Walsh, M.D., assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was quoted in a Washington Post story about mental health professionals using language-analysis apps to help predict suicide among teenagers.

A New York Times Magazine piece, When ‘Not Guilty’ is a Life Sentence, notes that when defendants are found not guilty by reason of insanity, they are often placed in involuntary confinement in state psychiatric hospitals with no hope of escape. Chris Slobogin, J.D., professor of Law and also of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is quoted.

WSMV News 4 covered a Knoxville couple’s wife-to-husband kidney transplant at VUMC. A baseball card is involved in the story.

All local television news operations, including WSMV News 4, covered Flulapalooza.