Department of Pediatrics Archives
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.
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.
May. 29, 2019—Prince Kannankeril, MD, MSCI, has been elected to serve as vice president for research of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society.
May. 22, 2019—A comprehensive, multidisciplinary Prader-Willi Clinic at Vanderbilt is setting standards for the care of patients with the complex genetic disorder.
May. 16, 2019—A clinic is the first site for an international clinical trial for a nutritional intervention for patients with Angelman syndrome.
Mar. 7, 2019—For years Kristina Betters, MD, assistant professor of Pediatric Critical Care at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been aware of the value of getting patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) moving during their critical illnesses to prevent muscle breakdown, weakness and delirium.
Feb. 14, 2019—Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, has been named to receive the Society for Pediatric Research 2019 Young Investigator Award, an honor bestowed upon a young physician who has embarked on a career in investigative pediatrics.