May 10, 2016

VUMC in the news

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

WKRN News 2 was the latest news organization to report on meat allergies caused by the lone star tick and quotes Andrew Nickels, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine. The original story from the VUMC Reporter is here.

ABC News reporter Gillian Mohney interviewed Oscar Guillamondegui, M.D., associate professor of Surgery, for a story about a new study that found the number of children treated in emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries sustained at a playground increased significantly between 2005 and 2013.

A story in The Tennessean about alternative careers for Ph.D.s in biosciences and an innovative Vanderbilt University School of Medicine program that helps students find those careers quoted Kathy Gould, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology.

William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, was quoted by Forbes magazine in a story about the mumps outbreak at Harvard.

Nashville Post reported that Stanley Cohen, Ph.D., distinguished professor of Biochemistry, emeritus, and Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., dean emerita of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, were named to the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame.