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Author: Christina Echegaray

Family’s PICU experience sparks commitment to giving

Nov. 10, 2016—Two years ago, Laura and Justin Burney faced the unthinkable: almost losing their infant daughter, Brooklyn.

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Predators power up Children’s Hospital support

Oct. 20, 2016—Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, Predators executive leaders and mascot Gnash recently presented the proceeds of the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels grant spurs pediatric cancer research

Sep. 22, 2016—Richard Ho, M.D., MSCI, associate professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Scholar Grant to study ways to reduce long-term side effects of chemotherapy in pediatric cancer survivors and develop more personalized therapies for pediatric oncology patients.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt begins construction on four-floor expansion

Sep. 19, 2016—Construction is underway at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for a planned four-floor expansion that will advance the size and scope of the hospital’s comprehensive array of specialty and subspecialty pediatric health care programs.

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People key to driving success of Department of Pediatrics: Webber

Sep. 8, 2016—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, delivered the annual State of the Department of Pediatrics address on Tuesday, stressing the continued importance of the enterprise’s four mission areas — research, clinical care, education and advocacy and service.

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Lemonade Stand grant boosts Tansey’s pediatric tumor research

Sep. 1, 2016—William Tansey, Ph.D., professor of Cell Development and Biology and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to study malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRTs).

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VUMC team helps launch fetal surgery program in Australia

Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) made history in 1997 when two surgeons pioneered fetal surgery to treat spina bifida, or myelomeningocele, the most common birth defect in the central nervous system.

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Timing, teamwork key for young liver transplant patient

Aug. 11, 2016—Antwane Cole Jr., known as “AJ” to friends and family, began his summer playing football and enjoying his favorite superhero, Spiderman.

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Young bone patient’s progress serves as inspiration to others

Jul. 21, 2016—Janelly Martinez-Amador grabbed headlines and hearts around the world three years ago when news spread of her remarkable fight for survival against a rare metabolic disease at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Reimschisel selected as a Macy Faculty Scholar

Jul. 21, 2016—Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., director of the Division of Developmental Medicine and the Center for Child Development, has been selected for the 2016 Class of Macy Faculty Scholars.

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VUMC mourns loss of Pediatric Orthopaedics pioneer Neil Green

Jul. 12, 2016—Neil E. Green, M.D., professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Emeritus, and former director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt, died Saturday, July 9. He was 75. “Dr. Green’s accomplishments in the field of orthopaedics were prolific and countless lives have been and will be impacted by his work,” said Jeff Balser,...

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Drug monitoring programs reduce opioid deaths: study

Jun. 23, 2016—The implementation of state prescription drug monitoring programs was associated with the prevention of approximately one opioid-related overdose death every two hours on average nationwide, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study released this week in the journal "Health Affairs."

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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