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News and Events
The J.B. Marshall Laboratory for Neurovascular Therapeutics welcomes new perspectives on all of our clinical and translational research interests including the neurovasculature, neuro-oncology, and the blood-brain barrier. We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in attending any of our events.
February 11-14, 2013 - BBBD training visit to OHSU
Members of the J.B. Marshall Lab accompanied colleagues from the neuro-intervention side for a training trip to the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, OR. The training sessions were held at the world-renowned Blood-Brain-Barrier Disruption program at OHSU under Dr. Edward Neuwelt, M.D. and focussed on the clinical and translational research aspects of treating brain tumors (primary and metastatic) with intra-arterial chemotherapy with and without osmotic disruption of the BBB. All aspects of patient care were covered, including pre-op evaluation, intra-procedure considerations and post-op management. The training visit will further boost the BBBD program at VUMC. For any additional questions regarding the training workshop please contact Imad Khan.
January 9, 2013 - J.B. Marshall Lab Meeting
On January 9, the J.B. Marshall Lab will conduct a meeting with its collaborating departments and labs. The aim of the meeting will be to ascertain progress of ongoing projects and organize the inception of new ones. For any additional information, please contact Imad Khan.
November 11, 2012 - Dr. Singer's Faculty Lecture
On November 9, Dr. Singer was invited to deliver the faculty lecture at the Neurosurgery Grand Rounds. The presentation can be accessed through this link.
October 31, 2012 - J.B. Marshall Lab Meeting
On October 31, the J.B. Marshall Lab will conduct a meeting with the McLaughlin Lab and the Pediatric Neurovascular Center. We will present a progress report concerning our animal and clinical research projects and set future goals. For any additional information, please contact Imad Khan.
October 12, 2012 - Molecular Cerebrovascular Tissue Bank
On October 12, the J.B. Marshall Lab presented an introduction to the Molecular Cerebrovascular Tissue Bank at the Neurosurgery Grand Rounds. The study, which is about to start recruiting patients, will allow investigators to store cerebrospinal fluid and serum from patients who are admitted to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage. The samples will be stored in special freezers to allow future research. For any questions about the study, please contact Imad Khan.
August 25, 2012 - Neurosurgery Cadaver Workshop
The J.B. Marshall Lab organized a cadaver workshop to review common neurosurgical approaches. Drs. Singer and Weaver guided the residents and students on various skull base procedures on latex-perfused cadaver heads.
Dr. Singer with neurosurgery residents, fellows and students at the cadaver workshop
August, 2012 - Moyamoya Journal Club
During the month of August the J.B. Marshall Lab hosted a moyamoya journal club with the McLaughlin Lab and Pediatric Neurology. Three sessions were held to gain a thorough understanding of the disorder from many perspectives and highlight areas of potential academic interest and research. Journal club dates: August 8, August 22 and August 29.
July 31, 2012 - AHA Student Scholarships
The J.B. Marshall Lab is very pleased to announce that two of its lab members, Travis Ladner and Young Lee, have been selected to receive the 2012 Student Scholarship in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke, sponsored by the American Heart Association’s Stroke Council. This is an exciting accomplishment that only few students are able to enjoy, and is an important step in developing a long career dedicated to stroke-related research.
October 26, 2011 - J.B. Marshall Lab Meeting
On October 26, the J.B. Marshall Laboratory for Neurovascular therapeutics is holding a lab meeting. We will be discussing progress in the new stroke model as well as planning clinical research databases. Please contact Jake Martin (email@example.com) if you are interested in attending.
September 28, 2011 - Lab Meeting
We will be having another meeting of the Blood-Brain Barrier Program on September 28 at 11:45 am in the Neurosurgery Conference Room (T4230, MCN) to discuss ongoing projects and future directions. All are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please notify Jake Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend.
September 16 - 17: BBB Mid-annual Discussion
This fall, Vanderbilt will be hosting the Mid-annual Principal Investigator Meeting for the International Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption Consortium. Ten institutions from three countries conduct research based on the BBBD protocol developed at OHSU. The meeting will be an opportunity for investigators to share their work and foster collaborations to make new discoveries. The Singer Team is honored to host this event.
September 15-16: International Neuro-Oncology Update
More than 60 experts from the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, medical and radiation oncology, pathology and neuropsychology will provide an interactive update on the latest trends, findings and research in neuro-oncology at the International Neuro-oncology Update Sept. 15-16.
August 23, 2011 - Lab Meeting
The Singer Lab will be having a lab meeting at noon on 8/3/11 in the Neurosurgery Conference Room (T4230, MCN). All interested in the BBBD Program are welcome to attend. Please notify Jake Martin (email@example.com) if you plan to be present.
Fall 2010 - VUMC joins Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium
After traveling to the headquarters of the BBBD Program at Oregon Health Sciences University in August, Vanderbilt became an official member of the BBBD Consortium. Here is a link to the story in the newspaper of the Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Dr. Singer in the News
"Guitar Design is Not Brain Surgery", features Waterstone Musical Instruments, a company founded and operated by Dr. Singer. Waterstone produces acoustic, electric, and bass guitars with designs based on '50s and '60s vintage styling. Waterstone instruments are played by a number of highly accomplished musicians such as Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick and Georg Holm of Sigur Ros.