Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Archives
Oct. 20, 2016—Physical therapists use questionnaires to identify patients at risk for slow recovery, but those tools aren’t tailored to assess the resiliency of injured U.S. military personnel.
Sep. 22, 2016—Lymphedema research conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to better understand patient risk for this chronic condition and treatment responses received recognition at an international conference.
Jul. 21, 2016—David Vago, Ph.D., will join the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on Sept. 1 as director of research.
Mar. 10, 2016—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given clearance to market and sell the powered lower-limb exoskeleton created by a team of Vanderbilt engineers and commercialized by the Parker Hannifin Corporation for both clinical and personal use in the United States.
Dec. 17, 2015—The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — recently presented Walter Frontera, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with its 2015 Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award.
Nov. 19, 2015—Armando Colombo, president and chief executive officer of InterMedical Hospital of South Carolina, has been named chief executive officer of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.
Sep. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital’s performance at helping people with traumatic brain injuries reconnect with their lives has received Joint Commission recognition and is now one of only seven rehab centers to achieve specialty accreditation for “traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.”
Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have received a $2.15 million grant to study the amount and activity of “brown fat” in adults, with the aim of understanding its role in metabolic disease and identifying new therapeutic targets.
Jun. 25, 2015—Traumatic spinal cord injuries are increasing with the population, and incidence is higher in older patients, according to a Vanderbilt study that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.