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Debra Friedman Archives

Strobel Awards honor vital role played by volunteers at VUMC

May. 9, 2019—Volunteers from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center were recognized at the Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards on April 30. The awards, held each year by Hands on Nashville, recognize the volunteers making a difference throughout the community.

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‘A Campaign Against Childhood Cancer’ launched

Feb. 7, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt publicly launched a $15 million childhood cancer campaign this week.

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My Special Aflac Duck engages and comforts children

Nov. 15, 2018—Patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt were surprised with their very own My Special Aflac Duck, a high-tech robot that uses medical play, lifelike movement and emotions to engage and help comfort children during their cancer care.

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Hyundai Hope on Wheels keeps cancer research support rolling

Jun. 14, 2018—Debra Friedman, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $100,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Impact Award. The grant was celebrated in a “handprint ceremony” with Hyundai representatives on June 12.

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Vanderbilt joins national neurofibromatosis network

Nov. 9, 2017—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Neurofibromatosis (NF) Clinic has joined the Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Clinic Network.

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New cutting-edge treatment for type of pediatric leukemia offered at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 

Sep. 18, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is part of a select group of health care institutions recently chosen to offer a new FDA-approved immunotherapy for a subset of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Only 32 health care institutions in the United States will be certified to offer the therapy. Vanderbilt is only one of...

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Friends of Children’s Hospital gift to enhance two programs

Jun. 8, 2017—The Friends of Children’s Hospital, an organization of volunteers who support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has made its largest single gift — $1 million over three years — to be split between two Children’s Hospital programs: the Program for Children with Medically Complex Needs and Pediatric Cancer.

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels bolsters pediatric cancer fight

Jul. 30, 2015—Debra Friedman, M.D., director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Pediatric Oncology, has received a $50,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact grant recently for her track record in providing excellent patient care to families affected by pediatric cancer and to support a pediatric cancer program aimed at developing innovative therapies.

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Program focuses on heart health of cancer patients

Oct. 2, 2014—The Vanderbilt Cardio-Oncology program has fostered a special collaborative relationship combining the expertise of cardiologists and oncologists to understand the effects of cancer therapy on the heart. This type of collaboration is now helping to define the cardiovascular health of more than 14 million cancer survivors in the United States.

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Predators support powers pediatric cancer programs

Sep. 18, 2014—The Nashville Predators Foundation recently presented a $318,242 check to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Hope

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

Momentum

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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