June 18, 2019

VUMC in the news

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

A CNN story about the effectiveness of the whooping cough vaccine diminishing over time quotes Kathryn Edwards, MD, professor of Pediatrics.

U.S. News and World Report picked up an American Heart Association news release headlined “3 Simple Steps Could Save 94 Million Lives Worldwide.” The piece quotes Daniel Munoz, MD, MPA, assistant professor of Medicine.

James Lozada, DO, assistant professor of Anesthesiology, is the co-author of an opinion piece in USA Today about why people with criminal backgrounds should not be allowed to practice medicine.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio reporter Blake Farmer interviewed David Marcovitz, MD, director of the VUAH Addiction Consultation Liaison Service, and Paul Raymond, MSN, RN, manager of the Palliative Care/Medicine unit, for a story about VUMC’s pilot program intended to increase safety for patients and staff by reducing abusive behaviors from opioid-addicted patients.

Reader’s Digest reporter Katie McElveen interviewed William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, for a story about the germ-spreading items people carry around with them, such as phones, water bottles, money and yoga mats.