January 17, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

A story in The Washington Post about a universal flu vaccine — one that would not need to be taken annually — quotes William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine. He was also quoted this week in several other stories about the flu, including one at ABC News.

Schaffner was also widely quoted in stories that vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. might have a role in setting vaccine policy in the Trump administration, and a Cleveland Clinic physician wrote a piece questioning the safety of vaccines. Many outlets covering these stories quoted Schaffner, including The New York Times, The Tennessean, USA Today, Washington Monthly, and Self magazine.

David Charles, M.D., professor of Neurology, was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal for a story about deep-brain stimulation.

American Public Media’s “Marketplace” picked up a story about opioid abuse in Tennessee by WPLN Nashville Public Radio’s Blake Farmer that quotes Stephen Patrick, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy.