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Author: Emily Stembridge

Chisolm named COO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Nov. 17, 2021—  by Emily Stembridge Troy Chisolm has been named chief operating officer (COO) for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH). As COO, Chisolm will lead a variety of initiatives and will support exceptional patient service, staff satisfaction, clinical quality outcomes, growth and volume management, and financial performance. “I am so excited to welcome Troy as the new...

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New Department of Medicine roles push forward initiatives in clinical research

Nov. 15, 2021—T. Alp Ikizler, MD, director of Vanderbilt's Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, has been named vice chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Medicine.

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Specialty Pharmacy receives Patient Choice Award

Nov. 10, 2021—For the third year in a row, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy has won the Specialty Pharmacy Patient Choice Award from Managed Markets Insight and Technology.

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Nurse’s vision blooms into therapeutic garden at VPH

Nov. 4, 2021—by Emily Stembridge For many people the practice of gardening represents growth, rebirth and change. When Susan Crawford, RN-BC, a nurse in Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s (VPH) Intensive Outpatient Programs, realized that these same ideas are also important in the practice of behavioral therapy, she envisioned an initiative to combine the two practices. Crawford’s initiative is...

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Lecture explores disease that causes windpipe narrowing

Nov. 4, 2021—Vanderbilt's Alexander Gelbard, MD, recently detailed the research he and his team completed to better understand idiopathic subglottic stenosis, a rare disease that causes narrowing of the windpipe.

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Netterville inducted into AAO-HNS hall of distinction

Oct. 28, 2021—Vanderbilt's James Netterville, MD, has been inducted into the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery’s (AAO-HNS) inaugural hall of distinction.

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New robot enhances accuracy of head, neck cancer surgeries

Oct. 21, 2021—by Emily Stembridge Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has acquired an SP (single port) surgical robot that will help provide more targeted and accurate transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for patients with head and neck cancer. The new robot features a single port with a flexible camera and three different surgical instruments, as well as an...

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Initiative helps patients with communication disorders

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt's Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is working to educate clinicians about augmentative and alternative communication methods for patients with communication disorders.

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Fibroids and preterm birth

Sep. 30, 2021—In a large, prospective study, Vanderbilt researchers found no association between fibroids and any clinical subtype of preterm birth, supporting a reconsideration of the impression that fibroids increase preterm birth risk.

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Project seeks to treat Alzheimer’s in people with Down syndrome

Sep. 30, 2021—A joint project between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Vanderbilt Center for Cognitive Medicine will help deliver Alzheimer’s disease therapies and treatments to people with Down syndrome (DS). 

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Project seeks to make zoos more autism-friendly

Sep. 30, 2021—Vanderbilt is collaborating with Oregon State University and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to support the Modeling Zoos and Aquariums as Inclusive Communities of Science (MoZAICS) project.

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Study tracks smell, taste loss associated with COVID

Sep. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers are studying ways to better evaluate and predict who is at risk of persistent smell and taste loss after COVID-19 infection.

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