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Vanderhoef recovering from stroke

By From page A2 | December 07, 2012

UC Davis Chancellor Emeritus Larry Vanderhoef. Courtesy photo

Former chancellor Larry Vanderhoef stands in the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts on Thursday September 6, 2012 at UC Davis. The Mondavi Center for Performing Arts is approaching its ten-year anniversary. Vanderhoef was instramental in get the it built.

UC Davis Chancellor Emeritus Larry Vanderhoef is making good progress in his recovery from a stroke suffered Saturday, his UCD Medical Center physicians said.

“He is doing quite well,” said attending physician Cassie Spalding-Dias, an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and director of inpatient therapy at UCD.

“There is no sign of cognitive impairment. His right side has weakness, but we’re seeing encouraging signs of improvement. And his speech is good — strongest in the morning and a little softer and slower at night. We anticipate that he will make a strong recovery.”

The chancellor emeritus is expected to continue acute rehabilitation for the next two to three weeks, followed by outpatient therapies when discharged.

“I’m on my way back,” Vanderhoef said. “I’d never anticipated such a first-hand tour of our rehab center. But I’m mightily impressed — and awfully grateful. I’m thankful, too, for the many good wishes I’ve received these last few days. They mean lots.”

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