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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services grant helps promote Teen Driver Safety Initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Oct. 24, 2017—    Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services  has awarded $75,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s teen motor vehicle safety program, “Be in the Zone.” The program is spearheaded by the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program to increase awareness among teens about the dangers of texting and driving. Each day in...

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Kohl’s grant supports child passenger safety initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Sep. 20, 2017—    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received a $240,000 grant over two years from Kohl’s to support a child passenger safety initiative housed out of the hospital’s injury prevention program. The Kohl’s grant will support the new Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program. This multifaceted program addresses car seat misuse through education, community...

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Superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts to host Celebrity Golf Classic benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Aug. 15, 2017—Annual event set for Oct. 9 Superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts is joining with WME and Delta Dental of Tennessee to host the second annual celebrity golf tournament to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Rascal Flatts’ Celebrity Golf Classic, sponsored by WME, Delta Dental of Tennessee and Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, is set...

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Children’s Hospital patient, doctor bond through music

Aug. 3, 2017—When 17-year-old Ray Cruz was invited to perform at the Ryman Auditorium, he agreed to do it under one condition — that his doctor perform alongside him.

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Emergency Medicine’s Wrenn leaves legacy of learning

Jul. 20, 2017—Keith Wrenn, M.D., who for 25 years has been a leader in Vanderbilt’s Department of Emergency Medicine serving as its first and only residency director, is stepping down.

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Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 29, 2017—As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured each year using consumer fireworks. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with...

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Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension program lauded

Jun. 29, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) program has earned the top level of accreditation from the national Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).

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New screening model quickly spots acute kidney injury

Jun. 8, 2017—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have developed a screening tool intended to more quickly identify patients with acute kidney injury (AKI).

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VUMC offers safety tips for CMA Music Festival

Jun. 6, 2017—  As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Music Festival this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury. Patients at the 2016 festival were treated for a variety of issues including heat-related illnesses, sunburn, alcohol overconsumption, sprains and even blisters from improper...

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Numerous ATV trauma admissions concern providers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

May. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has already treated nearly 50 victims of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents in 2017, a number that has medical providers concerned, considering summer – the peak of trauma season – has not even begun. Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of ATV-related incidents rises. So far this year, Vanderbilt...

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Rush honored by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

May. 11, 2017—The Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) recently named Meg Rush, M.D., as the 2017 JDRF Living & Giving Honoree.

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Wellons to co-chair neurosurgery journal’s board

May. 4, 2017—Jay Wellons, M.D., MSPH, chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and professor of Neurological Surgery, was recently named co-chair of the editorial board for the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.

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