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Eight Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows for 2019

Nov. 26, 2019—Eight Vanderbilt University faculty members have been named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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Infants sought for two research studies on music and autism

Mar. 2, 2018—Researchers are seeking 6- to 12-month-old infants for research studies on music and autism.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Free head and neck cancer screening April 15

Apr. 13, 2016—The symptoms of head and neck cancer can be subtle. To help catch the disease in its earliest stages, the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will offer free head and neck cancer screenings Friday, April 15.

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Grant spurs research into how cancer cells spread

Mar. 3, 2016—Aron Parekh, Ph.D., assistant professor of Otolaryngology, has received a four-year, $790,000 Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society to further his research into the mechanical and biological properties of cancer cells and the methods by which they leave the initial tumor and spread or metastasize to other parts of the body.

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Netterville to lead otolaryngology-head, neck surgery group

Oct. 11, 2012—James Netterville, M.D., professor of Otolaryngology and director of the Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Service, has been elected president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and its foundation for the 2012-13 term. He assumed his position in September during the annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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SNHL in children subject of Glasscock Lecture

Oct. 10, 2012—Paul Lambert, professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of South Carolina, will speak about “Evaluation of the Child With Sensorineural Hearing Loss” at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12. The talk will be in Room 8380 of Medical Center East’s South Tower at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. It is the...

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Factor sensitizes cancer to radiation

Apr. 6, 2012—Measuring levels of an enzyme in head and neck tumors may indicate how the tumor will respond to radiation therapy.

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‘Doctors of the Dark Side’ screens March 28

Mar. 23, 2012—The documentary film Doctors of the Dark Side will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Stevenson 4327. The film, produced and directed by Martha Davis, examines the role of physicians and psychologists in the torture of detainees. The screening is part of The Commons seminar “The Changing Face of Medicine in Film:...

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