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VUToday: Monday - October 20, 2014

VU ON THE AIR

MSNBC interviewed William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and health policy, about the the specialized facilities currently treating patients with Ebola, and the readiness of other hospitals, including Vanderbilt, to handle such patients. The interview was conducted at VUStar, Vanderbilt’s campus broadcast facility.

CBS affiliates around the country aired an interview with William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and health policy, about the low public risk posed by a Texas nurse who flew on a commercial airliner before discovering she had been infected with Ebola. The interview was conducted at VUStar, Vanderbilt’s campus broadcast facility.

NBC affiliates around the country aired a report featuring advice from Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts on how to lighten up tailgate fare.

WKRN, Channel 2, interviewed James Crowe, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, about Vanderbilt’s efforts to help develop an Ebola vaccine.

WZTV, Channel 17, interviewed William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and health policy, about the effects a travel ban could have on U.S. efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola into the United States.

WWTN (Nashville) mentioned a Peabody study of Tennessee’s public pre-K program in a report about Gov. Haslam’s decision to wait for the study findings before proceeding with a grant application to expand the program.

WKRN, Channel 2, WTVF, Channel 5, and WZTV, Channel 17, reported on the superhero-costumed window washers working at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt yesterday.

WTVF, Channel 5, and WPLN, Nashville Public Radio, reported that David Williams, vice chancellor for university affairs and athletics and athletics director, is home after a brief hospitalization earlier this week.

RESEARCH NEWS @ VANDERBILT

New faculty: Jackmans make study of American political institutions

New faculty: Sheppard examines womanist perspectives in psychoanalysis and religion

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