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Parker Institute Laryngologist Anaïs Rameau’s Project wins First Prize in Health Innovation Hackathon

The 2nd Annual Health Innovation Hackathon concluded on Friday, June 1st, when selected teams presented their findings to a panel of judges at the...

Parker Institute Studies Detail Time Course of Recovery in Vocal Fold Paralysis, Describe Microscopic Findings in Sulcus Vocalis at European Laryngological Sociey Congress, London

At the 12th Congress of the European Laryngological Society in London, May 16-19, Insitute director Lucian Sulica, MD presented results of studies regarding vocal fold paralysis and sulcus vocalis, two...

Sean Parker Institute Project Selected for Health Innovation Hackathon

Institute laryngologist Anaïs Rameau is among a select group of clinicians who successful submitted a challenge idea for the Hackathon. She will join a multidisciplinary team to design an EMG-based wearable device for silent communication via...

Parker Institute Laryngologist Anaïs Rameau, MD MPhil, Awarded Triologic Society Research Development Grant to Study Cough in Vocal Fold Paralysis.

Following a national submission process, the Parker Institute's Dr. Anaïs Rameau, MD MPhil, was awarded a research grant by the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, a.k.a “the Triological Society”, to study the effect of...

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World Voice Day 2018: Sean Parker Institute Teams with Actors' Equity Foundation to Offer Seminar in Vocal Health for Performers, Free Laryngeal Stroboscopy Exams

April 16 is World Voice Day, a global event to focus attention on the voice and its importance in all of our lives. In celebration of World Voice Day, the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice has teamed up with the Actors' Equity Foundation to...

Injection Augmentation Offers No Advantage Over Botulinum Toxin Chemodenervation to Patients with Essential Voice Tremor

An Institute study published in The Laryngoscope showed no clear benefit from injection augmentation over traditional botulinum toxin treatment in a small group of patients...

Institute study describes how probability of recovery in idiopathic vocal fold paralysis changes over time

The probabilty of recovery in idopathic vocal fold paralysis is almost always stated as aggregate rate for all affected patients. Examination of the Parker Institute experience shows that this does not reflect clinical reality well. In a paper...

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Laryngologist Anaïs Rameau, MD MPhil, joins Institute Faculty

Anaïs Rameau, MD MPhil, fellowship trained in laryngology with special expertise in swallowing disorders, has joined the faculty of the Sean Parker Institute.  Dr. Rameau, a board certified otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon, completed...

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The Parker Institute's Inaugural Seminar for Singers Features Guest Speaker Joan Lader in Program Promoting Vocal Health in Performers

Co-sponsored by MusiCares and Weill Cornell's Center for the Performing Artist, the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice offered a program of lectures and demonstrations about vocal health aimed at performers on Monday November 13. The inaugural...

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2017 Fall Voice Conference: Parker Institute studies detail vocal injury in fitness instructors, examine safety and side-effects of steroid injection of the vocal folds

The Fall Voice Confernce, held in Washington, DC  October 13-14, saw the Sean Parker Institute's Christine Estes, MM, MA-SLP review the Institute's growing experience with vocal injury in fitness instructors, and staff laryngologist Babak...

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Voice specialist Chandler Thompson, DMA, MS, joins Institute staff

The Sean Parker Institute for the Voice welcomes Chandler Thompson, DMA, MS, as a speech-language pathologist/voice specialist.  Chandler holds three degrees in Vocal Performance, including a Doctorate from Michigan State University and a Master’...

Parker Institute Instructional Courses on Vocal Fold Paralysis, Vocal Fold Injection in the Awake Patient, and Vocal Fold Paresis at the American Academy of Otolaryngology’s Annual Meeting

Sean Parker Institute physicians summarized the state-of-the-art on three different aspects of nerve injury of the larynx for the membership of the American Academy of Otolaryngology at its Annual Meeting (...

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Study Reveals Experts Disagree in the Clinical Diagnosis of Vocal Fold Paresis

A Sean Parker Institute study published in the September 2017 issue of The Laryngoscope (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28349567 ) shows that expert consensus on...

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The Sean Parker Institute Matches its First Fellows in Laryngology

The Sean Parker Institute for the Voice has matched its first class of Fellows, to begin training in laryngology in July 2018. The inaugural Sean Parker Fellow will be Keith Chadwick, MD. Dr. Chadwick, who has a vocal performance background, is...

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Parker Institute Researchers Present Work on Essential Voice Tremor and Vocal Fold Paralysis, and Discuss Paresis and Innovation in Laryngology at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, April 26-28, 2017

Researchers from the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice presented work on several topics at the recent Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, the main academic meeting of the year for Otolaryngology subspecialties...

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Vocal Fold Hemorrhage Not as Harmful as Commonly Thought, Parker Institute Study Shows

A Sean Parker Institute study published in the April 2017 issue of The Laryngoscope (https://www.ncbi...
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The Parker Institute Inaugurates Two New Fellowship Training Programs

Two new training positions have been established at the Sean Parker Institute to train otolaryngologists in laryngology. The Sean Parker Fellowship is a unique, two-year program intended to educate the next generation of...

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The Institute Has Moved to a New Home

The new, purpose-built clinical offices of the Sean Parker Institute have opened their doors at 240 East 59th Street in New York City. The space brings together all members of the voice care team under one roof, and...

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Clinical Trial for Evaluation of Laryngeal Neuropathy using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is Now Open.

A clinical trial to evaluate laryngeal neuropathy using magnetic stimulation is now open for adult patients who have been diagnosed with vocal fold(cord) paresis or paralysis. Healthy volunteers are also sought to establish the parameters...

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Research Grant Awarded to Parker Institute’s Babak Sadoughi, MD To Study Laryngeal Nerve Physiology

Following a competitive national submission process, the Parker Institute was awarded a research grant by the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, a.k.a. "The Triological Society", to study the mechanisms of motor...

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Parker Institute To Present Multidisciplinary Course: “Care Of The Performing Voice: De-Catastrophizing Vocal Injury”

The Parker Institute, in conjunction with Weill Cornell’s Center for the Performing Artist, will present a course devoted to examination of vocal injuries in performers, on July 6, 2016 in New York City. New data concerning injury and treatment,...

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Parker Institute To Occupy New Space In Fall 2016

Weill Cornell Medicine and the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery are constructing new space for the clinical programs of the Parker Institute, on East 59th St. in New York City. Opening is planned for the fall of...

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Clinical Trial For Treatment Of Essential Voice Tremor Now Open

A trial at the Parker Institute, comparing injection augmentation to botulinum toxin treatment for essential voice tremor, is now recruiting patients. Patients with essential...

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