Reporter Feb 15 2013

Panel to discuss global children’s health

Experts in global pediatric health from Vanderbilt, Save the Children and the Tennessee Department of Health are set to discuss the major challenges health providers face to keep children healthy.

Photo: Dance Marathon

After students, families and the community danced the night away for 13.1 hours, the Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon student executive committee unveiled how much money had been raised for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Research reveals clues to childhood respiratory virus

New Vanderbilt-led research published in the Feb. 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has identified the relatively unknown human metapneumovirus (MPV) as the second most common cause of severe bronchiolitis in young children.

Device helps ease child’s overactive bladder burden

Until a year ago, Kate Lamons would slip into her mother’s classroom during school to change clothes, hopefully fast enough that she could return to her own class before anyone noticed that her clothes were wet from an overactive bladder.

Children's Hospital exterior

Children’s Hospital nationally ranked by ‘Parents’ magazine

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has earned two top spots among “Parents” magazine’s best of children’s hospital lists released last week.

VU, GlaxoSmithKline team to develop novel treatments for severe obesity

Vanderbilt University has signed a collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for severe obesity.

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