July 26, 2016

VUMC in the news

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

The Tennessean picked up the story of Andre Churchwell, M.D.’s appointment as Chief Diversity Officer for VUMC.

William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, continued to be busy as a national expert on Zika, including interviews and stories with ABC News, CBS Newspath, Associated Press, (picked up by Fox News), NBC News and other outlets.

Under the headline, Alzheimer’s may hamper ability to perceive pain, HealthDay News reported on a study led by Todd Monroe, Ph.D., assistant professor of Nursing and Psychiatry, showing that Alzheimer’s disease may affect people’s ability to recognize when they are in pain.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio broadcast a story on the Recruitment Innovation Center at VUMC. The National Institutes of Health recently awarded VUMC a $14 million grant to help researchers all over the country recruit more minority participants for clinical trials. Co-principal investigator Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, was quoted in the story.

People magazine’s website covered the kidney transplant American Idol’s Scott MacIntyre received at VUMC in June 2015.