Christina Echegaray

Where Hope Began: Celebrating more than 20 years of the Carell family commitment to children

Until 2004, Nashville was the only city among the top 25 in the nation that didn’t have a freestanding hospital dedicated to serving children and their families.  

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Grant bolsters food allergy research efforts

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a seven-year, $5 million award to conduct food allergy research, joining nine other institutions as part of the Consortium for Food Allergy Research.

VUPD Community Service Officer Samuel M. Burrell looks on as Billie Parks and her mother, Anna Parks, pass through one of the new weapons detection installations at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

New equipment to enhance security at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Beginning April 18, all Monroe Carell employees, patients, families, learners, and visitors will pass through the detection screening technology at all three hospital entrances.

Eric D. Austin set as president-elect of the Society for Pediatric Research

Jay Wellons elected president of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons

Vanderbilt’s John “Jay” Wellons III, MD, MSPH, has been elected as the 2024-2025 president of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s facility dog Squid to appear on “Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala,” airing Feb. 21

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