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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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Astrocytes and epilepsy

Sep. 9, 2019—A protein with important functions in astrocytes — star-shaped brain support cells — may alter neuronal excitability and contribute to seizure activity, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Diamond named TNAAP Pediatrician of the Year

Aug. 29, 2019—Alex Diamond, DO, MPH, has many titles and serves in multiple roles — associate professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedic Surgery, director of the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) and team physician for Vanderbilt University, the Nashville Predators and the Nashville Sounds.

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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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Discovery may point to better treatments for Type 1 diabetes

Aug. 22, 2019—Researchers have made a paradigm-shifting discovery that could lead to new treatments, better health and longer life for patients with Type 1 diabetes.

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System set to help coordinate autism care

Aug. 15, 2019—Researchers from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) are establishing a learning and family navigation system to improve care coordination for children with ASD, particularly those in medically underserved areas.

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Host-microbe interactions in the gut

Aug. 13, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators demonstrated that intestinal cells promote beneficial microbe behavior — the findings support developing microbiota-based therapies for intestinal health.

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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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Gigante named president of pediatric education council

Jul. 18, 2019—Joseph Gigante, MD, recently began his two-year term as president of the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics after serving as president-elect.

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VUMC mourns loss of pioneering pediatric surgeon, philanthropist Holcomb

Jul. 1, 2019—George Holcomb Jr., MD, clinical professor of Surgery, emeritus, champion of the creation of a children’s hospital at Vanderbilt, and former executive director of Medical Alumni Affairs, died June 28. He was 97.

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Benzodiazepine use with opioids intensifies neonatal abstinence syndrome

Jul. 1, 2019—Babies born after being exposed to both opioids and benzodiazepines before birth are more likely to have severe drug withdrawal, requiring medications like morphine for treatment, compared to infants exposed to opioids alone.

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