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Author: Kelsey Herbers

Study finds children with autism more likely to face maltreatment

Feb. 14, 2019—A recent study by Vanderbilt researchers of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline by the age of 8.

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Aphasia Group helps patients build communication skills

Feb. 14, 2019—For Dominique Herrington, MS, assistant manager of Rehab Services for the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences’ Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute, Thursdays are the best days to come to work.

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Study aims to change standard of care for laryngeal paralysis

Feb. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s David Zealear, PhD, has received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a clinical trial to study the effectiveness of bilateral laryngeal pacing in treating patients with a bilaterally paralyzed larynx.

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Clinic to aid uninsured women with substance abuse disorders

Feb. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) was recently awarded a $200,000 grant by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) to provide increased access to medication-assisted treatment for uninsured women with substance use disorders.

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Inaugural lecture honors Jordan’s contributions

Feb. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences honored Vanderbilt’s first African-American resident, Harold Jordan, MD, on Feb. 8 by hosting the first lecture in his name.

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New clinics expand Women’s Health services

Feb. 7, 2019—To meet the growing demand for specialized and comprehensive women’s care services, Vanderbilt’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) has opened three new clinics focusing on peripartum and perineal disorders, infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome.

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For Chipps, acceptance, understanding are crucial

Jan. 31, 2019—According to Teresa Chipps, research teams at Vanderbilt may not always have direct patient contact, but their goals remain closely tied to the ones of those who live in the clinical world.

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Study to track teen development in those with, without autism

Jan. 24, 2019—A new study examining stress and arousal across pubertal development in youth with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now enrolling participants, thanks to a $2.3 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

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Study finds unique form of chronic sinusitis in older patients

Jan. 17, 2019—Older patients with a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis — a disease of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses that often persists over many years — have a unique inflammatory signature that may render them less responsive to steroid treatment, according to a new study published by Vanderbilt researchers.

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Lindsey Ham comes to work each day with her ‘game face’ on

Jan. 17, 2019—For Lindsey Ham, Occupational Therapy clinical team lead at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, the phrases “work hard” and “play hard” are synonymous.

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Smith’s spinal cord imaging work lauded

Jan. 10, 2019—In recognition of his research contributions to improve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods for detecting and quantifying spinal cord damage, Seth Smith, PhD, associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, was recently awarded a 2018 Distinguished Investigator Award by the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research (ARR).

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Nickels named to direct Radiochemistry Core Lab

Jan. 10, 2019—Michael Nickels, PhD, assistant professor of research in Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was recently appointed director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) Radiochemistry Core Lab, marking a significant reorganization of the program.

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