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VUToday: Tuesday - September 2, 2014


CBS Newspath interviewed William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and health policy, about human testing of the experimental Ebola vaccine, which is set to begin after a round of tests was conducted on lab monkeys. The interview was conducted at VUStar, Vanderbilt’s broadcast facility, and distributed to network affiliates throughout the country.

NBC News interviewed Anna Morad, director of the newborn nursery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, about a study looking at the impact of infant feeding practices on children when they get older. The interview was conducted using VUStar, Vanderbilt’s broadcast facility, and aired on TV affiliates throughout the country.

KVII (Amarillo, Texas) aired a Vanderbilt-Video produced report about Vanderbilt research showing that the brains of children with autism have trouble processing sight and sound simultaneously. Mark Wallace, director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, was interviewed for the video package, which was distributed to networks across the country.

WAVE (Louisville, Ky.) aired a report featuring Manny Sethi, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation, and the middle school program his team had developed to reduce teen-on-teen violence. The video package was produced by Vanderbilt Video and distributed to networks across the country.

WPLN, Nashville Public Radio, interviewed Cynthia Cyrus, associate provost, for a report about the rapid enrollment of thousands in Vanderbilt’s online Coursera courses.

A video report of research by Kelly Haws, associate professor of marketing, showing that consumers tend to make overall healthier choices if they can continue to have some guilty pleasures, appeared on the USA Today website.


VUCast Extra: Giant engineering lab tests begin
It’s home for a giant helicopter, a Humvee and a wind tunnel. As Barb Cramer reports, this unique engineering lab is developing damage detection systems and finding other real-world solutions.


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