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Author: Christina Echegaray

Children’s Hospital program brought flu vaccines to underserved areas

Jan. 27, 2022—by Christina Echegaray Before the current rise in flu cases in Middle Tennessee, a group of doctors and nurses at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt set out in the fall to protect children from flu before it ever arrived. The team, led by pediatrician Elizabeth Williams, MD, MPH, dubbed its project “The Mobile...

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Eve of Janus event benefits Children’s Hospital

Jan. 13, 2022—The Eve of Janus, the longest-running fundraising event for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, recently celebrated its 50-year anniversary with a $1 million milestone gift to the hospital’s Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic.

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Hockey Fights Cancer comes through for Children’s Hospital

Nov. 17, 2021—The Nashville Predators hockey team continued its longtime support of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with this week's Hockey Fights Cancer game.

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Lights shine bright to show support for Children’s Hospital

Nov. 10, 2021—by Christina Echegaray Bella Villamil, 5, waved a small red flashlight across the ceiling of her hospital room at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She playfully flickered the light in unison with Child Life assistant Mikayla Taylor. They were practicing for Children’s Hospital’s growing yearly tradition: the third annual Night Lights for Monroe...

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Rush testifies before Congress on pandemic’s impact on children

Sep. 27, 2021—Vanderbilt's Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, spoke to several members of Congress recently and painted a vivid picture of the toll the virus has taken on children in Tennessee and at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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People key to Pediatrics’ many successes: Webber

Sep. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt's State of the Department of Pediatrics address highlighted the successes of the past year, recapped the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and described the road ahead.

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Grant creates center for maternal, pediatric precision therapeutics

Sep. 17, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year, $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to serve as a center of excellence for Maternal and Pediatric Precision in Therapeutics.

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Children’s Hospital debuts new Reed Family Maternal Fetal Clinic

Sep. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt has opened a state of the art maternal fetal clinic to help expectant parents navigate the difficult decision-making process for babies at risk for or born with birth defects or abnormalities.

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Children’s Hospital to benefit from raffle of new home

Sep. 2, 2021—Middle Tennessee home builder Willow Branch Homes has donated one of their new homes to raffle off in support of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Obese children, young adults at higher risk for thyroid cancer

Aug. 26, 2021—Children and young adults who are obese are at greater risk for malignant thyroid nodules, according to new study from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Change in respiratory care strategies benefits preterm infants

Jul. 22, 2021—A decade’s worth of data shows that neonatologists are shifting the type of respiratory support they utilize for preterm infants, a move that could lead to improved health outcomes.

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Jaser to lead new Pediatric Psychology division

Jul. 15, 2021—Sarah Jaser, PhD, associate professor of Pediatrics, has been named the inaugural director for the new Division of Pediatric Psychology within the Department of Pediatrics.

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