December 5, 2017

VUMC in the news

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

HealthDay reporter Steven Reinberg interviewed William Cooper, MD, professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, for a story about his JAMA Ophthalmology study that found older ophthalmologists were less likely than younger colleagues to be associated with patient complaints. The piece was also picked up by U.S. News and World Report.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will benefit from some of the proceeds from the 64th annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s. Children’s Hospital was featured in cutaways from the televised broadcast of the parade, which aired locally on WKRN News 2 and will be syndicated in numerous markets nationwide. This "look live" footage was shot in the hospital, and patient Devontez Raglan was interviewed. 

Tennessean reporter Holly Fletcher interviewed Stephen Patrick, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, about the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). 

William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, is featured in this MedPage Today video discussing how vaccination is still the best defense for people of all ages — emphasizing the importance of the high-dose flu vaccine for older patients. Schaffner was also the subject of a WPLN Nashville Public Radio feature about his ability to communicate via news media about the flu and other infectious diseases.

NPR reported on research from Dawn Newcomb, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, about why women are more likely to have asthma than men.

Healthline breaking news editor Gillian Mohney interviewed Andrew Gaffney, MD, professor of Medicine, emeritus, for a story about how space affects the brains of astronauts.

NPT has released its Nutrition and Aging video that features Heidi Silver, PhD, RD, associate professor of Medicine and director of the Vanderbilt Diet, Body Composition and Human Metabolism Core.