November 29, 2016

VUMC in the news

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

NBC Nightly News correspondent John Torres interviewed Elizabeth Phillips, M.D., professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, and patient Maria Duggan, also a Vanderbilt employee, for a story showing that many patients who think they have a penicillin allergy actually don’t have it and have never been tested for it. 

ABC News reported on a surge of mumps cases in the United StATES, including an outbreak at the University of Missouri. William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, is quoted.

The New Republic is the latest outlet to cover the lung diseases faced by U.S. military veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Robert Miller, M.D., associate professor of Clinical Medicine, is quoted in the piece.

WKRN News 2 broadcast a story on how a Level 1 trauma center such as VUMC prepares for mass casualties, such as a school bus crash with multiple injuries. Jeff Gray, emergency communications manager at VUMC, was interviewed for the story.

VUMC’s seasonal news release on toy safety was picked up on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates across the country. Additionally, Jason Reynolds with the Shelbyville Times-Gazette interviewed Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program manager at Children’s Hospital, on toy safety tips.