September 27, 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:

Todd Ricketts, Ph.D., professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, is the source for a Wall Street Journal  “Burning Questions” column, Why are human ears shaped that way?.

William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, was again a source for The New York Times about Zika, this time in an article headlined Want a Zika test? It’s not easy. Schaffner was also interviewed about Zika by CNN, and was quoted by Reuters in a story headlined, Florida declares neighborhood Zika-free, but CDC remains cautious.

The Tennessean published a piece, There are more opioid prescriptions than people in Tennessee, that quotes David Edwards, M.D., assistant professor of Anesthesiology. A related article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press quotes Peter Martin, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

WZTV Fox 17 News interviewed John W. Brock III, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Senior Vice President of Pediatric Surgical Services, about construction beginning at Children’s Hospital for a four-floor expansion. WSMV Channel 4 News and the Winchester Herald Chronicle were among the other outlets covering the event.

WSMV Channel 4 News, WZTV Fox 17 News and Nashville Business Journal covered the Hyundai Hope on Wheels event at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The event, which involved a $250,000 Scholar Grant and children putting handprints on a new SUV, was part of the observance of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.