February 7, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

Bloomberg News posted a video interview with Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of VUMC and dean of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, titled “How Your DNA Could Dictate Medical Care.”

AARP News posted to its website Too late for a flu shot?, which notes that flu season hasn’t peaked yet and there’s still time to get a shot. The piece quotes William Schaffner, M.D. professor of Preventive Medicine. Schaffner also talked to Consumer Reports science reporter Lindsey Konkel for a story about recent mumps outbreaks.

Reuters reporter Marilynn Larkin interviewed Shubhada Jagasia, M.D., professor of Medicine, for a story about a study on Glyburide vs. Metformin for gestational diabetes patients.

Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that while the number of Tennesseans fighting diabetes continues to grow, doctors are encouraged by new treatment options they say may help prevent, or at least lessen, the impact of the chronic disease. Ashley Shoemaker, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.