December 13, 2016

VUMC in the news

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

The Tennessean published a story about Vanderbilt Health OnCall that quotes Emily Carpenter, project coordinator for Vanderbilt Health Services, and Laura Beth Brown, MSN, vice president of Vanderbilt Health Services and president of Vanderbilt Home Care Services. Brown also spoke to WPLN Nashville Public Radio reporter Emily Siner, and WSMV Channel 4 News reporter Forrest Sanders for stories about the new service.

MedPage Today: William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, addressed the news that before he was elected, President-elect Donald Trump met with an anti-vaccine activist.

The Wall Street Journal and Self magazine quoted Schaffner about 2016 being the worst year for mumps outbreaks in a decade. NBC Nightly News and The Wall Street Journal TV interviewed Buddy Creech, M.D., associate professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, about mumps as well.

Reuters and Yahoo interviewed Elizabeth “Bette” Moore, associate professor of Nursing, for stories about skin-to-skin contact between mother and newborn. 

Scientific American science reporter/producer Christopher Intagliata interviewed Jerod Denton, Ph.D., associate professor of Anesthesiology, for a  "60-Second Science” podcast about his Scientific Reports study that reports an experimental molecule that inhibits kidney function in mosquitoes and thus might provide a new way to control the deadliest animal on Earth.