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International conference explores best practices for vestibular schwannoma

Jun. 26, 2019—Last week, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center co-hosted the 8th Quadrennial Internal Conference on Vestibular Schwannoma and Other CPA (cerebellopontine angle) Tumors in partnership with Mayo Clinic.

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Study seeks to expand treatment options for rare airway disease

Jun. 13, 2019—Armed with $1.2 million in funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are searching to understand the cause of a rare airway disease in hopes of developing better treatments.

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VUMC’s Garrett to be Triological Society’s first female president

May. 22, 2019—Gaelyn Garrett, MD, MMHC, was recently inducted as the first female president of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society.

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Head and neck cancer screening event set for April 12

Apr. 4, 2019—Early diagnosis of head and neck cancer greatly increases odds of survival, but its symptoms can be subtle or mimic viral infections, so Vanderbilt Health offers a free screening annually.

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Precision health talk

Feb. 28, 2019—Stanford University School of Medicine’s Lloyd Minor, MD, center, spoke about health care in the era of precision medicine during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Discovery points to new cancer immunotherapy option

Feb. 21, 2019—An international team involving Vanderbilt researchers has discovered that a new “checkpoint” protein on immune system cells is active in tumors, and that blocking it — in combination with other treatments — is a successful therapeutic approach in mouse models of cancer.

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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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Stanford’s Minor set for Feb. 21 Discovery Lecture

Feb. 14, 2019—Lloyd Minor, MD, the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, will discuss “Digitally Driven: Health Care in the Era of Precision Health,” during a Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thusday, Feb. 21.

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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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Surgeon helps restore cancer patients’ functionality

Nov. 15, 2018—Sarah Rohde long had an interest in treating cancer, and her research during her undergraduate and medical school years at the University of Virginia underscored that. What she didn’t expect was to become a surgeon.

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New support group formed for patients with Ménière’s disease

Oct. 25, 2018—Beginning Nov. 6, Vanderbilt’s Department of Otolaryngology will host a monthly support group for patients living with Ménière’s disease, a disorder effecting the inner ear that is characterized by episodes of symptoms such as vertigo (dizziness), tinnitus (a ringing inside the ear) and hearing loss.

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Gordon receives $2.3 million NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Oct. 2, 2018—Reyna Gordon, PhD, assistant professor of Otolaryngology and director of the Music Cognition Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award of $2.3 million in total costs for her project, “Biomarkers of Rhythmic Communication: Integrating Foundational and Translational Approaches.”

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

Momentum

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hope

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

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