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Office of News and Public Affairs
- This page was last updated on: 11/15/01
New York Times Productions show aired on Tuesday, October
16th on the
National Geographic Channel.
Tiniest Patient by Andrea Vinley, Family Focus magazine, featuring the
Online StrongMedicine Story about Marsha
and Autumn Lubbers
Hope in a New Era, an article by Teree Caruthers about the Rochelle's
experience (Oct, 2000)
Univision produced two videos in October
regarding fetal surgery to correct spina bifida in utero. Click here to see
one of them online. http://www.alminuto.com/subchannel/essaludyciencia.html Click
300K to the right side of the pane. Thanks to Alex Garcia for the
heads up on these productions.
Magazine, May 1, 2000 has an article about the Buchovich family.
Dr. Joseph Bruner was interviewed by the New Scientist
magazine for a story about the fetal surgery program. (April 24, 2000)
WKYC, the NBC affiliate in Cleveland, OH, filmed at
story at Vanderbilt. They plan a three-part series focusing on Emily
and Manny Gonzalez for their May sweeps. (April 17, 2000)
News report March, 2000. Hope
for Spina Bifida Babies by
Some issues revolving around "The Hand" as
noted on the Urban
Legends Reference Pages
Video from Paducah, KY
In the news: The
Tennessean --January 8, 2000
USA Today ran an update on its fetal surgery
feature by announcing the birth and surgical outcome of Samuel Armas.
E-clips Productions visited VUMC to interview Dr. Bruner
and fetal surgery family Dennis, Mindi and baby, Meghan Stover for a
German television show.
Link to "the
photograph" of Samuel Armas (at 21 wks gestation) reaching out of
the womb. Link
to the USA Today story.
LIFE Magazine carried an article in it's December
1999 issue about the Switzer family's experience with fetal surgery.
about Samuel Ramirez in The
Itemizer Observer by STEPHANIE BASALYGA
"VU doctors to give lessons in fetal surgery" The
Tennessean, November 11, 1999.
Letter to "Dr.
Laura" from one of our patients.
People magazine visited
VUMC the week of October 25, 1999 to follow the Buchkovich
family for an article.
|The BBC documentary on fetal surgery
produced by Liz Tucker, will air on the BBC
on October 19, 1999. A fifty minute version of this story has
been sold to the Discovery Channel, but
no air date has been set thus far. Read the story HERE.|
article about the Garcia's|
|WebMD Live Chat Transcript:
Invitro Spina Bifida Surgery with Joseph Bruner, M.D.|
|Things got so busy in September, 1999 that we didn't have any updates, though the media
continues to be
interested in fetal surgery and the families involved.
Articles were published in Popular Science,
Today, and regional newspapers. |
|National Public Radio aired its piece on
fetal surgery at Vanderbilt on All
Things Considered (click here to hear the
segment--look for Fetal Surgery) on August 4. Jane
and Timothy Allen were stars!|
|The Boston Globe, Boston Herald
and Philadelphia Inquirer have recently
interviewed some of our patients and Dr. Bruner about the
fetal surgery program at Vanderbilt. The Boston
Globe published an article last week. It
included interviews with the Stovers. Pro 7 Media,
a German television station visited VUMC to do a story
about the fetal surgery for hydrocephalus.|
new fetal surgery to ease some of the effects of
hydrocephalus was publicized all over the country after
the procedure was announced at a press conference at
Vanderbilt. Attending the press conference were the
Borkowski family, who underwent the first procedure of
this kind, Dr. Noel Tulipan and Dr. Joseph Bruner. For
more information about this surgery, contact our office
at: (615) 343-5227.
Dateline showed a
newsclip about the first in utero surgery for placing a
shunt for hydrocephalus done by Dr. Noel Tulipan
and Dr. Joseph Bruner (Tuesday evening, 6/22/99.)
A news item about the fetal surgery at
Vanderbilt appeared on the CBS Nightly News with
Dan Rather on Tuesday, May 18, 1999.
WOIO TV, the CBS
affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio, interviewed former
fetal surgery patient Kristin Ohler and her husband Tim
for a story about their experience with the procedure at
The April 20 Wall
Street Journal carried a front page article
covering several aspects of the fetal surgery done at
Vanderbilt. The Harless family was interviewed for the
story as well as several members of the fetal surgery
January 1999 Ana's Story in the St.