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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cellular forces aid tumor invasion

May. 22, 2014—The contractile machinery inside tumor cells increases invasive properties, suggesting it might be a good target to inhibit cancer cell spread.

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Photo: Head and neck cancer screening

May. 1, 2014—Sarah Rohde, M.D., assistant professor of Otolaryngology, examines Steve Corbitt for signs of head and neck cancer. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology held the annual head and neck cancer screening event April 25. During the free and fast exams, physicians inspect the mouth and throat and check the neck for abnormalities...

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Free head and neck cancer screening set for March 15

Mar. 13, 2014—Medical professionals in the Department of Otolaryngology will provide free head and neck cancer screenings, Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Craft Brewed, a local craft brew and home supply store, 2502 Franklin Pike.

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Otolaryngology lands performance excellence award

Dec. 12, 2013—The Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) is awarding Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center’s Department of Otolaryngology with its Commitment Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee recognition program.

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