September 26, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

VUMC was mentioned by news outlets all over the country as the place where several shooting victims from Antioch's Burnette Chapel Church of Christ were taken. The Tennessean, WKRN News 2, CNN and many other outlets metioned Vanderbilt in their coverage.

The Tennessean published a story on people losing health insurance coverage due to pre-existing conditions under the proposed Cassidy-Graham ACA repeal. The piece quotes Melinda Buntin, Ph.D., professor and chair of Health Policy.

A Healthline story about the potential danger that space-grown bacteria could pose for astronauts quotes William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine.

This Smithsonian piece, “Your Childhood Experiences Can Permanently Change Your DNA,” was written by Vanderbilt graduate student Lorena Infante Lara, who did the reporting and writing on the piece as part of an internship at the Univision television network — an opportunity which grew out of her participation in the ASPIRE module, “Biomedical Research and the Media.” reporter Carole Jakucs interviewed John Rice, R.N., staff nurse IV, Surgical ICU, Yvette Lowry, R.N., adult float pool nurse, and Brian Reinersmann, R.N., assistant manager of Pediatric Outpatient Cardiology, for a story about Magnet Champions and achieving Magnet status.