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Author: Kelsey Herbers

Labadie, Rivas inducted into international otolaryngology collegium

Dec. 6, 2019—Two Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians were recently inducted into Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS), an international otolaryngology society created to facilitate collaboration and the open sharing of discoveries and ideas.

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Multisite study focuses on opioid use during pregnancy

Dec. 5, 2019—The Vanderbilt Maternal Addiction Recovery Program is participating in a 12-site clinical trial that will compare two forms of the medication buprenorphine in treating opioid use disorder during pregnancy, and the results could have a potentially significant impact on clinical practice.

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New Physician Spotlight: Shiayin Yang

Nov. 25, 2019—Shiayin Yang, MD, an otolaryngologist who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery, has joined VUMC after completing a fellowship at the University of Michigan.

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Longtime Wilkerson Center benefactor Yount dies at 88

Nov. 21, 2019—Jane Wilkerson Yount, a longtime supporter of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and a former member of its board of directors, died Nov. 18. She was 88.

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Holiday therapy

Nov. 15, 2019—On Halloween, speech therapists at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital led children trick-or-treating around patient floors and nursing stations as part of their routine therapy.

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Chandra named editor of otolaryngology research journal

Nov. 14, 2019—Rakesh Chandra, MD, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, a monthly publication that highlights scientific research relevant to clinical care in the field of otolaryngology.

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Study explores genetic risk profiling of insomnia in autism

Nov. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers are studying how genes affect sleep and circadian disturbances in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with a goal of creating a genetic risk profile of insomnia in ASD.

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Device studied as non-addictive option for chronic pain

Nov. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers are developing a focused ultrasound neuromodulation device as a non-invasive and non-addictive method for treating chronic pain.

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Autism study tracks musical rhythm as possible treatment

Nov. 6, 2019—Researchers are partnering to study musical rhythm synchronization as a part of social development and how it’s disrupted in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in hopes of developing music interventions for improving social communication.

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Workshop creates modified toys for children with physical disabilities

Oct. 31, 2019—The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center recently hosted an adapted toy workshop to create a loaner library of toys that are accessible for children with physical disabilities.

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Retiring the wallpaper

Oct. 24, 2019—The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently kicked off the first phase of renovations for the Labor and Delivery unit. Staff from the department helped “retire” the wallpaper in the current delivery rooms by tearing it off the walls.

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New app to help pediatricians recognize autism risk in young children

Oct. 16, 2019—Researchers fro have been awarded $1 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to evaluate a new mobile app designed to help pediatricians recognize autism risk in young children.

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