December 6, 2016

VUMC in the news

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

By far the biggest story of the week was the coverage of the fires in East Tennessee. Three patients, all brothers, were treated at the Vanderbilt Burn Center. In addition to the queries from local and national reporters about the patients at Vanderbilt, WMC-TV (NBC) in Memphis sent a crew to Vanderbilt and interviewed Blair Summitt, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Plastic Surgery, about the high quality of burn care at VUMC, and several news outlets came to a Friday news conference at VUMC with Summitt and family members of the hospitalized brothers, who had learned their parents perished in the fire. Vanderbilt was mentioned in coverage in, among others, People magazine; The Tennessean; Associated Press (via NBC); The Washington Post; and USA Today.

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.

The Daily Mail’s science correspondent Victoria Allen interviewed Bette Moore, Ph.D., associate professor of Nursing, for a story about her study on early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants.

A Stat story headlined, “More research volunteers are getting their medical test results. Should we cheer — or worry?” quotes Ellen Wright Clayton, J.D., M.D., Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics.