November 7, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

Health Data Management managing editor Greg Slabodkin interviewed Kevin Johnson, M.D., chair of Biomedical Informatics, for a story about the launch of eStar and efforts that have gone into the electronic health record implementation. Becker’s Hospital Review covered the Go Live, as did The Tennessean.

WSMV Channel 4 News, and WTVF News Channel 5 interviewed a group of employees, including Dana Fulton, R.N., for a story about how they pooled their money and won $50,000 in the Powerball lottery.  VUMC Voice also has a story about the winners.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio covered the story of research into whether a nicotine patch could help with cognition in people with Alzheimer’s disease, and quotes Paul Newhouse, M.D., Jim Turner Professor of Cognitive Disorders.

A Consumer Reports piece on the most important adult vaccines quotes William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine.

Numerous media outlets have reported that Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will benefit from some of the proceeds from this year’s 64th annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s. Officials from Piedmont Natural Gas, joined by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, announced the partnership with the parade and Children’s Hospital at a press conference at Children’s Hospital this week. Also in attendance was former Nashville Predators team captain Mike Fisher, who was announced as grand marshal for the upcoming parade. Highlights of coverage include the Tennessean, WKRN News 2, WSMV News 4, WTVF News Channel 5 and WZTV Fox 17 News.