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Department of Neurological Surgery Archives

Chance to help others drives neurosurgeon Thompson

Sep. 1, 2016—The tears Reid Thompson, M.D., shed one day as a medical student left an indelible mark.

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NIH grant boosts Englot’s epilepsy research efforts

Aug. 4, 2016—Dario Englot, M.D., Ph.D., has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to support his research into better understanding brain connectivity disturbances in patients with focal epilepsy.

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Seminar focuses on latest concussion research

Jul. 28, 2016—Neuropsychologist Gary Solomon, Ph.D., recently weighed in on one of the hottest debates in sports medicine, asserting that research doesn’t support the popular theory that concussions put athletes at higher risk for psychiatric illness.

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Drug combos for glioblastoma

May. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that activation of a certain signaling pathway protects brain cancers from targeted therapies, suggesting that using therapeutics that block both pathways may be a promising treatment.

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Deep brain stimulation program marks milestones

Mar. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt Clinical Neurosciences is marking two milestones — the 20th anniversary of its deep brain stimulation (DBS) program and its 1,000th DBS procedure.

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Neurological Surgery named among U.S. best

Dec. 3, 2015—The Vanderbilt Department of Neurological Surgery has been listed in the Becker’s Hospital Review selection of 100 Hospitals With Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.

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Teamwork key to treating infant’s neurovascular trauma

Jul. 16, 2015—Laura and Justin Burney watched anxiously as the platform holding their infant daughter slowly moved into place inside the CT scanner.

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Tulipan’s career as ‘humble’ giant of Neurosurgery honored

Jun. 11, 2015—Noel Tulipan, M.D., has left an indelible mark on many facets of life during his pioneering career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt — from his impact on the field of neurosurgery and fetal surgery repair; to the children and families he cared for; to the residents he trained; to the operating room team he scrubbed in alongside; to his many friends and colleagues.

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Laser technology offers new option to treat epilepsy

Mar. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently debuted a new minimally invasive surgical treatment for epilepsy.

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Brain stimulator helps ease epilepsy patients’ seizures

Aug. 28, 2014—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center epilepsy team has implanted four patients with a device that heralds a new frontier for controlling epileptic seizures.

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New suite bolsters stroke treatment efforts

Mar. 13, 2014—A new advanced stroke treatment suite debuts this month at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, offering better care for patients with blood circulation problems in the head and neck, such as stroke and aneurysm.

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Shuttle was first stop on employee’s ride to recovery

Feb. 6, 2014—After her normal morning commute turned deadly, Teresa Evans says she is grateful to work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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