November 14, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

The New York Times published a column, headlined “No Excuses, People: Get the New Shigles Vaccine.” William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, is one of the authorities quoted. The piece was among the most popular at the Times site for the past week.

A New York Times story about heart failure and its treatment, and the difficulty of managing more complex patients as they live longer, quotes Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD, professor of Medicine.

Tennessean reporter Holly Fletcher interviewed Paul Newhouse, MD, Jim Turner Professor of Cognitive Disorders, and a patient family for a story about his nationwide study of patients with mild cognitive impairment using nicotine patches to improve memory loss.

Healthline breaking news editor Gillian Mohney interviewed William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, for a story about how to stay safe while traveling during the holidays.

New Republic reporter Jordan Michael Smith re-purposed an old quote from Seth Karp, MD, H. William Scott Jr. Professor of Surgery, in his story on the inequality of organ transplants in America. 

A Reuters piece on the unreliability of online medical marijuana’s quality quotes Sachin Patel, MD, PhD, James G. Blakemore Professor of Psychiatry.