April 26, 2016

VUMC in the news


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

Nashville Post picked up the story that Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and professor of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology and Otolaryngology, has been named Executive Vice President for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Anesthesiology and associate professor of Biomedical Informatics, was quoted in a story in The Atlantic about the controversy about laws in some states that allow physicians, therapists and other health care providers to invoke a religious or personal-belief conviction to refuse treatment to LGBT patients.

A CNN story on common allergies quoted Donna Hummell, M.D., professor of Clinical Pediatrics.

An NBC News story on tick bites and red meat allergies quoted Andrew Nickels, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine. The story was seen by millions of viewers on “NBC Nightly News.”

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) published a piece that mentions the success of VUMC’s hand hygiene program and quotes Tom Talbot, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Medicine.