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Author: Christina Echegaray

Volunteer’s hats warming heads, hearts in NICU

May. 22, 2014—Thorun Olsen watched as two tiny, soft knitted hats — one pink and one blue — were placed on Nolan and Nora Mong’s petite heads to keep them warm in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Lehmann to advise on health informatics

May. 15, 2014—Chris Lehmann, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt, has been appointed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office as the first pediatrician to serve on the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee.

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Vanderbilt pediatricians call for a tracking system for babies not getting vitamin K shot

May. 1, 2014—Doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have seen a rise in late-onset vitamin K deficiency bleeding in young infants due to parents declining the shot at birth. Over eight months, Vanderbilt physicians saw and diagnosed seven infants, ages 7 weeks to 20 weeks, with vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB), formerly known as...

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Photo: Volunteer spirit

May. 1, 2014—Sara Puryear (left) and Hannah Huth (right), nominated by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Friends of Children’s Hospital, were named finalists in the Youth Category for the 2014 Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer of the Year Award, presented last month. (photo by Joe Howell)

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Addition bolsters pediatric sleep medicine efforts

Apr. 24, 2014—Atia Jordan, M.D., a Vanderbilt School of Medicine alumna, has been hired as a pediatrician whose primary focus is on sleep medicine in children.

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Adolescent health society honors Pediatrics resident

Apr. 17, 2014—Maria Rahmandar, M.D., a third-year resident in the Department of Pediatrics, recently received the 2014 Career Development Award in Adolescent Health from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

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New events on tap for this year’s Iroquois Steeplechase

Apr. 10, 2014—The 2014 Iroquois Steeplechase, Nashville’s annual spring horse racing tradition, has selected one of Vanderbilt’s own as an honorary co-chair and also announced a new pre-race event — a golf tournament.

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Barkin elected VP of Society for Pediatric Research

Apr. 10, 2014—Shari Barkin, M.D., MSHS, director of the Division of General Pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected to serve as vice president of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR), with succession to the presidency in 2016.

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Children’s Hospital gets to heart of boy’s rare disorder

Apr. 3, 2014—Twenty-month old Luke Reaves pushed a pig-shaped wooden toy off his hospital bed, then waited to hear the “smack” as it hit the hard floor below.

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Nettles named to state developmental disabilities council

Mar. 6, 2014—Arie Nettles, Ph.D., associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Developmental Medicine, has been appointed to the Statewide Planning and Policy Council of the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD).

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U.S. Senate hearing explores ADHD treatment concerns

Feb. 27, 2014—William Cooper, M.D., MPH, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, testified Tuesday before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee regarding psychotropic medications and treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Hyundai award helps drive hope for cancer research

Sep. 19, 2013—Emmanuel Volanakis, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics and Hematology/Oncology, was awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels grant last week for his ongoing research into T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), an aggressive blood cancer.

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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.

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