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Author: Christina Echegaray

Mencio honored for service, dedication to military families

Feb. 19, 2015—Gregory Mencio, M.D., director of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was recently honored for his long-term dedication to military families at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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Mobile ‘Makerspace’ provides patients tools to create, inspire

Feb. 5, 2015—At first glance, the mobile Makerspace at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt looks like an ordinary computer cart with a printer and storage bins.

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Pediatric Orthopaedics icon Green’s contributions honored

Jan. 22, 2015—Neil Green, M.D., former director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, has retired after 38 years of service to Vanderbilt.

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‘Growing rods’ help ease surgical burden of scoliosis treatment

Jan. 15, 2015—Physicians with Vanderbilt’s Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics have started to employ a new, advanced technology that uses magnetically controlled growing rods to correct scoliosis in young children, reducing the need for frequent surgeries and anesthesia in these patients.

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Cotton recalled as devoted teacher, mentor, scientist

Jan. 8, 2015—Robert B. Cotton Jr., M.D., professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University and former longtime director of the Division of Neonatology, died Friday, Jan. 2. He was 74.

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Radiothon fundraising event set for Dec. 11-12

Dec. 4, 2014—The 2014 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will take place Dec. 11-12.

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Young girl’s road to recovery paved at Children’s Hospital

Nov. 20, 2014—When Kendra Kaufman walked into to a recent follow-up appointment with surgeon Dai Chung, M.D., the only help she needed to steady her steps came from ankle-foot-orthotics.

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ECMO program celebrates 25 years of saving lives

Nov. 20, 2014—For 25 years, patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, like 20-month-old Easton Cunningham, have been given a second chance at life when their lungs or heart, or sometimes both, have failed to perform.

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Grant bolsters inguinal hernia repair research

Nov. 13, 2014—Martin Blakely, M.D., M.S., has been awarded a $3 million federal grant for a multi-center, multi-disciplinary study to examine the safety outcomes of early versus later inguinal hernia repair for premature infants.

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New technique eases gallbladder surgery for children

Nov. 6, 2014—Golf ball-sized gallstones camped out in Joseph Gray’s gallbladder had been causing him stomach discomfort for months.

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Photo: Blessing of Hands

Oct. 23, 2014—Raye Nell Dyer, right, chaplain with the Department of Pastoral Care, performed the Blessing of the Hands ceremony with medical assistant Debbie Bowers Wednesday in the chapel at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. As part of pastoral care week, the 2-minute affirmation ritual focuses on the work of every Medical Center employee as...

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Bradfords’ strong support bolsters melanoma research

Sep. 25, 2014—When something attacks you, you want to attack it back. That’s how Lillian “Tooty” Bradford views her late husband James “Jimmy” Bradford Jr.’s decision to make an initial gift to fund melanoma research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

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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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