VUToday: Grad student’s virtual reality lab, children and opioids in weekly roundup of news

The Vanderbilt University Division of Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, three times per week. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of July 16.

Fox News: Virtual reality developers aim to spark tech boom in the Deep South

Vanderbilt graduate student Adam Mangana is directing a virtual reality lab in Mississippi. Mangana was interviewed.

Huffington Post: ‘Like a ghost town’: Erratic nursing home staffing revealed through new records
Federal data suggests nursing homes nationwide have inadequate staffing rates. David Stevenson, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.

Newsweek: One in 10 Tennessee children prescribed opioids for non-severe conditions over 15-year period, study finds
A new Vanderbilt study suggests that many children are prescribed opioids they don’t need. Stephen Patrick, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted. UPI published a related piece in which Cecilia Chung, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted

Tennessee immigration judges order record number of deportations, denials for asylum
Deportation rates are on the rise in Tennessee. Karla McKanders, clinical professor of law, is quoted.

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