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Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt Archives

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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Parade kicks off holiday season

Nov. 15, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will again benefit from proceeds from the upcoming 65th annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.

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Patient’s indomitable spirit makes Lily’s Garden grow

Sep. 20, 2018—Lily Hensiek, diagnosed with pre B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia 10 years ago at age 7, has helped raise $1 million, through community fundraisers and individual donors, to create two funds to support pediatric cancer research and training at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The funds are the Lily’s Garden Endowed Lecture in Childhood Cancer and the Lily’s Garden Research Fund.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt safety expert offers summer water safety tips

May. 25, 2018—Memorial Day Weekend often means backyard barbecues and spending time with family and friends at the pool, beach or on a boat. Unfortunately, it can also mean an uptick in drowning and near-drowning incidents that often occur during long holiday weekends. 

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Register now for free VU Public Safety teen driving awareness course June 2

Apr. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt University Public Safety is teaming up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Injury Prevention Program and Metro Nashville Police to offer a free Teen Driver Awareness Program at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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Wond’ry exhibit takes digital humanities into three dimensions

Mar. 23, 2018—A new exhibit at the Wond’ry showcasing the work of Vanderbilt’s Slave Societies Digital Archive will feature some unusual pieces of digital preservation: 3D-printed replicas of significant artifacts.

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Children’s Hospital opens comprehensive Prader-Willi syndrome clinic

Jan. 8, 2018—A comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinic serving patients with Prader-Willi syndrome recently opened at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a complex genetic disorder that affects appetite, growth, metabolism, cognitive function and behavior. It is characterized by the inability to achieve satiety, developmental delays and intellectual disability, short stature, behavioral concerns, sleep...

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Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services grant helps promote Teen Driver Safety Initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Oct. 24, 2017—    Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services  has awarded $75,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s teen motor vehicle safety program, “Be in the Zone.” The program is spearheaded by the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program to increase awareness among teens about the dangers of texting and driving. Each day in...

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Kohl’s grant supports child passenger safety initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Sep. 20, 2017—    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received a $240,000 grant over two years from Kohl’s to support a child passenger safety initiative housed out of the hospital’s injury prevention program. The Kohl’s grant will support the new Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program. This multifaceted program addresses car seat misuse through education, community...

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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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Walk the labyrinth for reflection and prayer at Children’s Hospital

Aug. 31, 2017—The Department of Pastoral Care at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt invites all patients, families, staff and visitors to "Walk the Labyrinth," an opportunity for reflection, prayer and meditation.

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Superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts to host Celebrity Golf Classic benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Aug. 15, 2017—Annual event set for Oct. 9 Superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts is joining with WME and Delta Dental of Tennessee to host the second annual celebrity golf tournament to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Rascal Flatts’ Celebrity Golf Classic, sponsored by WME, Delta Dental of Tennessee and Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, is set...

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