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Author: Christina Echegaray

Interventions benefit disruptive behavior in children: review

Oct. 29, 2015—Children with disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs), such as conduct disorder, are most likely to benefit from psychosocial interventions that include a parental component alone or in combination with other interventions, according to a newly published systematic review by Vanderbilt researchers.

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Infants born with NAS more likely to be readmitted: Study

Oct. 1, 2015—Infants diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), are nearly 2.5 times as likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the first month after being discharged compared with full-term infants born without complications, according to new Vanderbilt research released in the journal Hospital Pediatrics.

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Nashville Lifestyles honors Children’s Hospital’s Rush

Sep. 17, 2015—Meg Rush, M.D., executive medical director and chief of staff for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was recently named among Nashville Lifestyles’ Top 10 Women in Business for 2015.

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Predators support for fight against cancer keeps rising

Sep. 17, 2015—Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber and goaltender Pekka Rinne, along with Predators 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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Teamwork, mission focus key to Pediatrics’ success: Webber

Sep. 10, 2015—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, delivered the annual State of the Department of Pediatrics Address Tuesday to faculty, staff and trainees, focusing on the interconnectedness of three mission areas — research, clinical care and education — as the underpinnings of the department’s continued success.

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Clayton to co-chair National Academies’ review committee

Sep. 3, 2015—Ellen Clayton, M.D., J.D., the Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of Law and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University, has been selected to serve as co-chair of the National Academies’ Report Review Committee (RRC).

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt celebrates expansion

Sep. 2, 2015—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held a celebration Wednesday to mark the launch of construction on the hospital’s latest expansion, which will add four floors of new space atop the existing structure.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt holds construction expansion celebration

Sep. 2, 2015—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held a celebration Tuesday to mark the launch of construction on the hospital’s latest expansion, which will add four floors of new space atop the hospital’s existing structure. Patients and families, joined by community supporters and Vanderbilt leaders, gathered to celebrate the hospital’s continued commitment to fulfill...

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New garden seeks to give children early start on health

Aug. 27, 2015—Skipping along crushed stone pathways flanked by lush green vegetation, students at John B. Whitsitt Elementary School were eager to show a bevy of guests their new classroom: an 11,000-square-foot garden.

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Simmons strives to make a difference in children’s lives

Aug. 13, 2015—Jill Simmons, M.D., encounters medical mysteries that have the makings of a science fiction film or novel.

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels bolsters pediatric cancer fight

Jul. 30, 2015—Debra Friedman, M.D., director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Pediatric Oncology, has received a $50,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact grant recently for her track record in providing excellent patient care to families affected by pediatric cancer and to support a pediatric cancer program aimed at developing innovative therapies.

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Kitko to lead Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program

Jul. 16, 2015—Carrie Kitko, M.D., has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as associate professor of Pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology.

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