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Diamond named to NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee

Oct. 24, 2019—Vanderbilt's Alex Diamond, DO, MPH, has been named to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.

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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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Safe Stars initiative launches

May. 23, 2018—The Tennessee Department of Health and the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt joined professional and collegiate sports officials and other community partners at Bridgestone Arena recently to kick off the Safe Stars initiative.

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Safe Stars youth sports kickoff set for May 2

Apr. 26, 2018—Representatives from Vanderbilt Sports Medicine and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will take part in the kickoff event for Safe Stars, a new rating system that allows parents to check if youth sports leagues in Tennessee follow state-recommended safety protocols.

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Tennessee first state to set up safety ratings for youth sports leagues

Jun. 22, 2017—A new rating system called Safe Stars will soon allow parents to check and see if youth sports leagues in Tennessee follow state-recommended safety protocols.

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Conference to feature national leaders on youth sports safety

Jun. 1, 2017—People committed to making youth sports safer will meet in Nashville July 13-14 for a biennial event that has become one of the nation’s premier conferences on the topic.

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Guidelines to help concussed students return to school

Oct. 13, 2016—Tennessee is about to join a handful of states with “Return to Learn” guidelines that recommend how to help students who have suffered concussions ease back into the classroom.

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Diamond advocates nationally for youth sports health, safety

Mar. 19, 2015—Alex Diamond, D.O., MPH, director of the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) and assistant professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, continues to be a national advocate for youth sports safety. Representing the American Academy of Pediatrics, he was part of an 11-person workgroup charged with developing...

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VHVI screening brings heart care to young athletes

Oct. 2, 2014—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) recently hosted a cardiovascular health screening for participants in a nonprofit organization called the Enplay Foundation, for middle and high school athletes and their adult family members.

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Diamond elected to executive AAP committee

May. 1, 2014—Alex Diamond, D.O., MPH, has been elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. The 11-member Executive Committee is a panel of sports medicine experts tasked with developing educational programs, policy statements and reports related to youth sports and fitness. The Council...

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Free conference on youth sports safety for parents, coaches, nurses

Jul. 3, 2013—Youth coaches, athletic trainers, teachers, school nurses and parents of young athletes are invited to attend the Youth Sports Safety Conference hosted by the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports at Vanderbilt. This informative free event will take place Monday, July 22, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Montgomery Bell Academy. Lunch will be provided. Leading...

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Increase seen in sports-related injuries, Vanderbilt offers free sports safety clinic, safety tips for parents and coaches

Sep. 14, 2012—With the start of football season and other fall sports, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is seeing a significant increase in cases of concussions, heat exhaustion and overuse injuries in its Emergency Department. Nationally, an estimated 3.5 million young athletes receive medical treatment for sports-related injuries each year. Children’s Hospital urges parents...

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