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Kohl’s grant supports child passenger safety initiative at Children’s Hospital

Sep. 4, 2019—  by Jessica Pasley Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will allocate funding from a $120,000 grant from Kohl’s to support the child passenger safety initiative — Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program. The proposed Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program seeks to use a multipronged approach that addresses car seat misuse through education, community outreach...

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Child-pedestrian incidents increase with start of school year

Jul. 29, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safety tips to prevent injury.

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Safe Kids Cumberland Valley receives advocacy impact award

Jul. 25, 2019—Led by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Safe Kids Cumberland Valley received the Impact Award for Advocacy for its work to protect children from preventable injuries.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt reminds drivers about July 1 cellphone law

Jun. 26, 2019—Injury prevention experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt weigh in on state’s newest law banning cellphone use while driving

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Allstate grant bolsters Children’s Hospital teen driver safety efforts

Feb. 21, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt kicked off its yearlong campaign to empower teens to “Be in the Zone — Turn off Your Phone” during the first of three hospital-focused seminars.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital safety experts warn of TV tip-overs as hidden hazard in homes

Jan. 28, 2019—Now that both Super Bowl teams have been determined, millions of Americans will be tuning in for the biggest sporting attraction of the year. Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt hope that as viewers are glued to their TVs for the big game, they will also focus on safety.

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Grant from Ford supports teen driver safety initiative

Nov. 8, 2018—Automobile crashes remain the leading cause of overall fatalities for drivers 15-20 years old, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Children’s Hospital launches ATV safety education program

Oct. 4, 2018—The Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital is launching a new ATV safety initiative to arm high school students with information about ATV usage.

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Unni lands Unsung Heroes of Highway Safety award

Jul. 26, 2018—Purnima Unni, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention program manager at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been selected to receive a Ford Driving Skills for Life Unsung Heroes of Highway Safety award.

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Panel explores issues surrounding gun violence prevention

Feb. 22, 2018—About the same time a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine panel discussion on gun violence prevention ended Feb. 14 in Light Hall, a heavily armed young man barged into his former high school in Parkland, Florida, and opened fire on students and teachers, killing 17 and injuring others.

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‘Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Conversation’ Feb. 14

Feb. 1, 2018—A panel discussion on gun violence prevention, along with a moderated public debate, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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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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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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