VUMC mourns loss of Otolaryngology’s Huang
Mar. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt's Shan Huang, MD, PhD, research assistant professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (HNS) and an expert in device implant technology died on Feb. 10. He was 78.
Labadie named chair of Otolaryngology at MUSC
Jul. 30, 2021—Robert Labadie, MD, PhD, professor of Otolaryngology and Biomedical Engineering, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine in Charleston, South Carolina.
Virtual study of stress in parents of children with developmental disabilities seeks participants
Jun. 23, 2021—Otolaryngology researchers from the Music Cognition Lab are seeking to recruit parents of children with developmental disabilities for a study about the connection between mindfulness, music and stress levels.
Early intervention eases laryngeal injury healing
Apr. 29, 2021—Alexander Gelbard, MD, associate professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, reported in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery that early intervention treatment for acute laryngeal injury after intubation may prevent tracheostomy dependence and the need for additional surgical procedures.
New platform helps aspiring residents showcase skills
Apr. 22, 2021—Brandon Esianor, MD, and Madelyn Stevens, MD, both residents in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (O-HNS), have developed a virtual platform for O-HNS residency applicants across the country to connect with prospective residency programs.
Belcher named to newspaper’s list of 40 under 40
Feb. 11, 2021—Ryan Belcher, MD, assistant professor Pediatric Otolaryngology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named by Nashville Business Journal to the 2021 class of 40 under 40.
VUMC mourns loss of otolaryngologist and surgeon Ries
Jan. 8, 2021—William Russell Ries, MD, professor of Otolaryngology and Carol and John S. Odess Professor of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died Jan. 5. He was 67.
Ossoff leaves lasting legacy of caring, dedication
Dec. 19, 2018—According to Robert Ossoff, DMD, MD, most people think of the academic triad as patient care, education and research, but there’s another triad that has helped guide his 32-year-long career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center: leadership, legacy and succession.
New nerve stimulation treatment helps ease sleep apnea
Jan. 18, 2018—Jessica Wilson struggled for a year with the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask that she used to treat her obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Despite her best intentions, wearing the mask that delivers oxygen and prevents airway obstruction didn’t work for her.
STINGing combination for cancer
Jun. 19, 2017—A novel immunotherapy combination induced remarkable regression of tumors in a mouse model of head and neck cancer.
Cochlear implant team shares insights in Ireland
Aug. 25, 2016—An interdisciplinary team at Vanderbilt that developed an innovative method of programming cochlear implants to help people hear better recently presented at Deerfield Residence, the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland’s official residence in Dublin.
Vanderbilt University honors 24 as emeriti faculty
May. 13, 2016—Twenty-four retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 13, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.