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Author: Jessica Pasley

Post-COVID MRI reveals basketball player’s heart condition

Jan. 21, 2021—Two days after Vanderbilt Commodores women’s basketball guard Demi Washington completed her 10-day isolation for COVID-19, she underwent a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI). It was an extra step that may have saved Washington’s life.

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Certified neonatal therapists address babies’ special needs

Jan. 20, 2021—Certified neonatal therapists are not common, as there are only approximately 500 of these specialized professionals in the world. Fortunately, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has two on staff.

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

Nov. 16, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will allocate funding from a $120,000 grant from Kohl’s to support the child passenger safety initiative — Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program.

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Pediatrician at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution this Halloween

Oct. 26, 2020—While most of 2020 has been pretty scary, Halloween doesn't have to be, say experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Motor vehicle deaths increase despite fewer cars on the road during COVID-19

Oct. 26, 2020—Despite a decrease in the volume of cars on the road during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that driving patterns and behaviors were riskier, leading to an increase in accident-related fatalities since April 2020.

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VEI launching new ophthalmic technician training program

Sep. 9, 2020—The Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) is launching a new program for ophthalmic technicians, and recruitment for the first class is underway.

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AED training plays key role in reviving young athlete

Sep. 9, 2020—A one-hour training session helped give Taylor Frost, 16, a lifetime of possibilities. On Aug. 12, Frost, a member of the Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy cross country team, collapsed. Within minutes his coach and other responders from the Nashville school went into action.

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Keeping safety in forefront key to successful sports season

Aug. 28, 2020—For weeks, coaches have put athletes through an endless series of drills in hopes that the repeated exercises will lead to a mastery of the skills. Their ultimate goal — wins. While plays and routes will become second nature to student athletes, there are a few additional skills that need to be in the lineup — ones that can ultimately save lives.

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Hope On Wheels grant to enhance retinoblastoma research

Aug. 20, 2020—Anthony Daniels, MD, MSc, has been awarded a $300,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Scholar Grant to study the design of more precise drugs to treat retinoblastoma, the most common ocular cancer in children.

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Facility dog Squid makes Children’s Hospital debut

Aug. 13, 2020—Every day, thousands of highly trained and dedicated employees enter the doors of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. All are part of a team that supports, comforts and provides care to patients and families.

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Walk celebrates patient’s ECMO journey 30 years ago

Jul. 30, 2020—Thirty years ago, Shawn Drumgoole took a life-saving ride to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to be placed on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).

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RPB grant to support research, treatment of blinding diseases

Jul. 9, 2020—Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) recently awarded a grant to investigators in Vanderbilt’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.

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