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Author: Emily Stembridge

Fellowship helps enhance care of knee replacement patients

Jan. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Ryan Martin, MD, associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, has completed the Knee Society’s Insall Traveling Fellowship, participating in training and research over a period of five weeks at 11 major medical centers in the United States.

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Three honored by American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Jan. 6, 2022—Three faculty members in Vanderbilt's Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences have been honored by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for their contributions to the professions of speech-language pathology, audiology and speech and hearing science.

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Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Community Service Day benefits Second Harvest Food Bank

Dec. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt Department of Orthopaedics clinicians and staff gathered at Second Harvest Food Bank recently to help package dry and refrigerated food as part of the third annual Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Community Service Day.

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VKC data shows increase in autism spectrum disorder prevalence, provides new data on 4-year-olds

Dec. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) researchers are seeing an increase in the number of children in Tennessee with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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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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