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Author: Christina Echegaray

Federal grant bolsters pulmonary fibrosis research

Sep. 12, 2013—Lisa Young, M.D., associate professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Cell Biology, has been awarded a five-year, $1.9 million National Institutes of Health grant to study what causes cellular dysfunction and pulmonary fibrosis in patients with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS).

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Champ’s Corner Store open for business

Sep. 12, 2013—Building on an already successful venture to offer a variety of safety products to patients and families, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has expanded its Safety Store to become Champ’s Corner Store.

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Webber delivers first State of Pediatrics address

Sep. 5, 2013—Academic medical centers are at a “fork in the road,” but Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP,  is confident that Vanderbilt and the Department of Pediatrics are on the right path, he said at this week’s State of the Department of Pediatrics address. Webber, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-chief of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s...

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Initiative makes cesarean births a family affair

Aug. 22, 2013—Robert and Michele McClellan expected the experience of their infant son’s birth via cesarean section to be like that of other women who had had the procedure — unable to witness their son’s exit from the womb and for him to be immediately whisked away.

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Palmucci honored by imaging management association

Aug. 22, 2013—Jeffrey Palmucci, B.S., CRA, RT(R), director of Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has received the Gold Award from the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA).

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Predators help fight childhood cancer

Aug. 1, 2013—The Nashville Predators Foundation recently presented a $131,000 donation to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as part of the organization’s continued commitment to support cancer research.

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App helps children manage their health care routines

Jul. 25, 2013—Adults have calendar applications on all their digital devices to remind them of appointments and what’s next on their agenda.

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Music City Tennis Invitational holds serve for Children’s Hospital

Jul. 18, 2013—The Music City Tennis Invitational celebrated its 40th anniversary recently with another banner year, raising $73,000 for the Center for Child Development at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Project Opportunity graduation

Jun. 27, 2013—Project Opportunity, a 10-month job skills training program for individuals with developmental disabilities, recently celebrated its five new graduates.

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Annual telethon brings in $1.8 million for Children’s Hospital

Jun. 27, 2013—The annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon celebrated its 30th year on June 2, raising more than $1.8 million. All proceeds benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

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Program gives young patients creative outlet

Jun. 20, 2013—Caleb Clark is a soft-spoken, polite 10-year-old boy who’s not overly talkative. But what emotions and feelings he doesn’t express with words come pouring out with a splash of water colors on paper — joy, sadness, anger, happiness and peace.

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Bone disease doesn’t slow Kid President’s campaign

Jun. 6, 2013—Robby Novak has become known to the world as ‘Kid President,’ an online YouTube sensation spreading a message about how people can “make the world more awesome.”

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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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