September 19, 2016

VUMC in the news

VUMC in the news

VUMC in the news

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

William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, was quoted in The New York Times about the release of health information by both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Additionally, Schaffner is also quoted in an Associated Press story about Trump’s health, which was picked up by The New York Times, and a Stat story, reposted by Fox News, about the health of both candidates.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio News Director Blake Farmer interviewed Seth Karp, M.D., chair of the Department of Surgery and H. William Scott Jr. Professor of Surgery, about the United Network of Organ Sharing’s proposal that would change the way donated livers are allocated, and how it would impact VUMC and the region. Traci Corrigan, who is currently on the liver transplant waiting list, was also interviewed for this story, which was broadcast Monday, Sept. 12. Corrigan is a business owner from the Clarksville area, and is very aware of UNOS’ proposal. 

Time magazine published a piece, “Prostate Cancer Treatment Doesn’t Save More Lives than Active Surveillance,” that quotes David Penson, M.D., chair of Urologic Surgery.

Fox News and Reuters stories quoted Marie Griffin, M.D., MPH, professor of Health Policy, in a story about the effectiveness of the shingles vaccine.

Nashville Post noted the beginning of site work for the expansion of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.