May 23, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

Fox BusinessThe Washington Post and Mississippi Public Radio were among the many media outlets quoting Gregory Plemmons, M.D., associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics, in stories about his presentation at a conference in San Francisco on the increasing suicide rates among teens.

U.S. News and World Report picked up a HealthDay story about a link between e-cigarettes and bladder cancer. The story quotes Sam Chang, M.D., Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Urologic Surgery.

ABC News national reporter Gillian Mohney interviewed William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, for a story about a Nature Communications article on mosquitoes spreading multiple diseases in a single bite.

Scientific American published a piece on a new laboratory model of the human female reproductive system. The story quotes Kevin Osteen, Ph.D., Pierre Soupart Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Reuters Health reporter Marilynn Larkin interviewed Prince Kannankeril, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatric Cardiology, for a story about his JAMA Cardiology study on using the drug flecainide for the treatment of  the genetic syndrome catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT).

Cosmopolitan posted a story on the use of nitrous oxide gas during labor that quotes Michelle Collins, Ph.D., professor of Nursing.

WKRN News 2 interviewed Oscar Guillamondegui, M.D., MPH, professor of Surgery, for a story about the importance of helmets for riders of ATVs.