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Kevin Ess Archives

Children’s Hospital, Hunter’s Hope team to fight Krabbe disease

Mar. 8, 2018—Dylan May’s 6-month-old baby photo shows a smiling face and bright blue eyes — the appearance of a seemingly happy, healthy baby.

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Goal of new tissue-chip research is to assess efficacy of novel epilepsy drugs

Sep. 20, 2017—An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers has received a two-year, $2-million federal grant to develop an “organ-on-chip” model for two genetic forms of epilepsy.

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Grants bolster research on rare neurological disorder AHC

Aug. 24, 2017—Kevin Ess, M.D., Ph.D., Gerald M. Fenichel Professor of Neurology, has received two grants from the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation (AHCF).

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Thirteen honored at endowed chair holder celebration

Feb. 19, 2016—Thirteen Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Feb. 18 at the Student Life Center.

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New clinic seeks clues to rare childhood genetic disorder

Feb. 26, 2014—A new specialty clinic at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is dedicated to investigating and treating a rare childhood disorder that causes partial — and sometimes nearly total — paralysis for unpredictable lengths of time.

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Ess named to take reins of Division of Pediatric Neurology

Nov. 21, 2013—Kevin C. Ess, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology within the Department of Pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Twelfth annual Vanderbilt Research Retreat set for Oct. 4

Sep. 24, 2013—The Vanderbilt community is invited to attend the 12th annual Research Retreat, a showcase of cutting-edge biomedical science by Vanderbilt faculty members and trainees.

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Model for MADD mitochondrial disease

Jul. 11, 2013—A zebrafish model of a severe mitochondrial disease will be useful for developing new therapeutic approaches.

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Neuronal subtypes in genetic disorder

Sep. 6, 2012—Inhibitory neurons that connect and regulate signaling in the brain (interneurons) may contribute to epilepsy and autism in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex.

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Treatment window for genetic disorder

Feb. 1, 2012—Treatment with a drug used to prevent organ rejection partially reverses the course of tuberous sclerosis, research in mice suggests.

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