Resident alum Vijay Ravindra receives the 2020 Bobby Jones CSF Chiari research award
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Dec 04, 2020

Resident alum Vijay Ravindra receives the 2020 Bobby Jones CSF Chiari research award

Former resident Vijay Ravindra received the Bobby Jones CSF Chiari research award at the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery annual meeting for a paper he published with Drs. Douglas Brockmeyer and Robert Bollo and other department members. Their paper described the condylar–C2 sagittal vertical alignment (C-C2SVA) measurement, which they developed as a tool for assessing Chiari I malformation. This measurement may be useful for screening Chiari I malformation patients to identify those at greatest risk for requiring ventral decompression/occipitocervical fusion. ... Read More

Bench To Bedside: Vizport Device is judged Best in Engineering
RECOGNITION
Sep 15, 2020

Vizport Device Is Bench to Bedside's Best in Engineering

University of Utah Health's Center for Medical Innovation Bench To Bedside Competition 2020 has announced that the Vizport device took Best in Engineering. 2020 resident graduate Michael Karsy, resident Brandon Sherrod, and medical students---Brandon Pope at the U and Brian Farnsworth at Ohio State---developed the device under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Schmidt from Neurosurgery and engineer Govind Subramanian. The Vizport device is designed to assist with visualization during shunt placement for hydrocephalus surgery.... Read More

U of U Health Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery Quickly Adopt Virtual Visits in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
EDUCATION
Jul 29, 2020

U of U Health Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery Quickly Adopt Virtual Visits in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Providing telemedicine is not new to the Neurosciences, but has not been widely implemented in ambulatory neuro care. TeleStroke, a robust, longstanding program, and the newer, expanded TeleNeurology program connect acutely ill patients in regional hospitals to U of U Health Neurologists in Salt Lake City. However, before the COVID-19 pandemic, neuro patients could not virtually connect from home to their provider for an outpatient visit. The team knew they needed to move swiftly to get more than 100 providers active on virtual visits.... Read More

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