April 13, 2021

VUMC sources quoted by Voice of America, NBC News, Associated Press, more

William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, continues to be one of the most in-demand sources about COVID-19, influenza and other subjects in the news. Among the news organizations he has spoken with recently: Voice of America, ABC News, Prevention, Nature, USA Today, and Reuters.

STAT reporter Mario Aguilar and NBC’s “Today” show interviewed James Jackson, PsyD, assistant director of the ICU Recovery Center, for a story about video game-based digital medicine being studied at VUMC as a potential treatment for COVID-19 survivors who experience impaired cognitive function, or “brain fog,” after their recovery. 

Sunil Kripalani, MD, professor of Medicine, is quoted in a Washington Post story about how talk to others about the COVID vaccines.

Loren Lipworth, ScD, research professor of Medicine, was interviewed for an NBC News story about public health messaging from the CDC.

Kathryn Edwards, MD, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted in a story in The Economist about side effects of COVID vaccinations.

The Associated Press was one of the news outlets reporting that one of the streets leading into VUMC had it name changed from Dixie Place to Vivien Thomas Way to honor the African-American pioneer in heart surgery.