department of otolaryngology Archives
Voice Center’s Garrett found life’s work in helping patients
Mar. 10, 2016—Gaelyn Garrett, M.D., wasn’t a country music fan when she was growing up. When she came to Music City 22 years ago for a fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, she was planning to stay for only a year, and then find a job in her native North Carolina.
Cochlear implant’s success is music to patient’s ears
Jan. 28, 2016—Sidney Kleinman is living proof that you’re never too old to have your hearing restored.
Hochmair set for next Discovery Lecture
Oct. 1, 2015—The co-creator of the world’s first microelectronic multi-channel cochlear implant — a device that provides sound signals to the brain in deaf individuals — will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture.
Study shows probiotics may help ease allergies
May. 21, 2015—Using probiotics may help alleviate the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (AR), also known as seasonal or perennial allergies, according to a Vanderbilt study that reviewed 23 previous trials.
Grant spurs study of rare breathing condition in women
May. 7, 2015—A research team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been approved for a $2.7 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study idiopathic subglottic stenosis (iSGS), a rare condition that inexplicably causes middle-aged women to struggle to breathe.
Photo: Cancer screening
Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians recently provided free cancer screenings for 116 patients at the Odess Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Clinic and the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.
Speech and hearing association honors VUMC’s Rousseau
Dec. 11, 2014—A Vanderbilt otolaryngology researcher has been elected a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), one of the highest honors the professional association bestows.
Cochlear implants focus of symposium
Dec. 11, 2014—More than 1,200 attendees from more than 40 countries are in Nashville this week for the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children.
Researchers explore links between grammar, rhythm
Oct. 30, 2014—A child’s ability to distinguish musical rhythm is related to his or her capacity for understanding grammar, according to a recent study from a researcher at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
Wootten named to lead Pediatric Otolaryngology
Oct. 9, 2014—Christopher Wootten, M.D., has been named director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Service, supervising the treatment of ear, nose and throat-related disorders in children at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Photo: Discovery Lecture
Sep. 18, 2014—Richard Smith, M.D., director of the Molecular Otolaryngology and Renal Research Laboratories at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, spoke on hearing loss and personalized genetic medicine at the recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.
Rousseau appointed to NIH study group
Jun. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt researcher Bernard Rousseau, Ph.D., is being appointed to the Motor Function, Speech and Rehabilitation Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, for the term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2020.