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Author: Christina Echegaray

Krause named to state health care modernization task force

Nov. 7, 2019—  by Christina Echegaray Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed to serve on Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s Health Care Modernization Task Force. The task force will host public discussions with the goal of providing options for consideration to address some of the state’s...

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Nashville Predators honor late CEO of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt at Hockey Fights Cancer game

Oct. 31, 2019—When the Nashville Predators hockey team hits the ice Saturday, Nov. 2, the players will take on an important opponent: childhood cancer.

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Rush named interim Children’s Hospital president

Oct. 31, 2019—Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, has been named interim president of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, effective immediately.

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Fight against childhood cancer bolstered by Predators gift

Oct. 31, 2019—The Nashville Predators hockey team, longtime supporters of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and its programs, presented the hospital with the proceeds raised throughout the year from the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund.

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Team set to study undiagnosed congenital diarrhea in infants

Oct. 24, 2019—Researchers at four institutions, including Vanderbilt, have been awarded a five-year, $9.4 million federal grant to tackle undiagnosed congenital diarrheas caused by a single gene mutation.

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Drug Take Back Day scheduled for Oct. 11

Sep. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Team Hope will host a Drug Take Back Day, Oct. 11.

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Address outlines Pediatrics’ achievements, goals

Sep. 19, 2019—In his annual State of the Department of Pediatrics address, Steven Webber, MRCP, the department’s chair, detailed the significant growth the department has enjoyed in the past year.

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Upperman to succeed Brock as Surgeon-in-Chief of Children’s Hospital

Sep. 17, 2019—After successfully serving as Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s first Surgeon-in-Chief for 17 years, John W. Brock III, MD, will transition to focus on his role as Senior Vice President of Pediatric Surgical Services and will become Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus. Brock will be succeeded as Surgeon-in-Chief by Jeffrey Upperman, MD.

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Annual Pumpkin Patch for cancer research funds to run Oct. 5-31

Sep. 11, 2019—by Christina Echegaray Each October, as Missy Cook helps unload trailers full of bright, plump pumpkins with hundreds of volunteers, she’s reminded why the Cooper Trooper Foundation Pumpkin Patch exists — because her son, Cooper, 10, is alive after surviving a rare cancer that was found when he was just 8 weeks old. The annual...

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New CT scanner eases need for young children to stay still

Aug. 22, 2019—New CT technology at Children’s Hospital is changing the medical imaging landscape for young children and adolescents.

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DeBaun’s mentoring honored by American Society of Hematology

Jul. 29, 2019—Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH, has been awarded the American Society of Hematology’s 2019 ASH Mentor Award for his sustained and outstanding commitment to the training and career development of early career hematologists.

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Denison named director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Jul. 18, 2019—Mark Denison, MD, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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