June 20, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

PBS NewsHour correspondent Jackie Judd interviewed Wes Ely, M.D., James Jackson, M.D., and Carla Sevin, M.D., for a story about Vanderbilt’s unique approach to following up with patients in the post-ICU clinic to make sure they have the support they need to continue the healing process once they leave the ICU.

Stat published a feature on Houston surgeon Mary Austin, M.D., who graduated from VUSM and was also a Vanderbilt resident. She performs surgery to correct spina bifida in utero, and has spina bifida herself. James O'Neill, M.D., former director of the Section of Surgical Sciences, is mentioned in the piece as a mentor to Austin.

Nashville Scene photographer Eric England came to campus on Thursday to do a photoshoot with Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., professor of Anesthesiology, as part of a feature story about him scheduled to run in the upcoming Pride issue.

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin interviewed Alex Jahangir, M.D., associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, live on Friday for a story about Rep. Steve Scalise’s injuries from the gunshot wound he suffered when a gunman opened fire Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, during a Republicans' early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game. Scalise, the third ranking member of House Republican leadership, was among six who were injured. The gunman, James Hodgkinson, died after the shootout.

NPR correspondent Rob Stein interviewed William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, for a story about a NEJM study on a new innovative effort to improve influenza vaccine.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio was among the outlets noting that VUMC has launched the first network of ICU recovery clinics in the country.