Pediatrics

Opioid treatment can avoid foster care placement: study

If women are given medications to treat opioid use disorder during their pregnancy they are significantly more likely to retain custody of their newborns after delivery

Mary Angela Skelton, MD

Vanderbilt mourns loss of pediatrician Mary Angela Skelton, who played key role in launching neonatal transport program

She served as a fellow to neonatal medicine pioneer Mildred Stahlman, MD, who instructed her to organize a referral transport program for critically ill infants and babies, which was then nicknamed the “Angel” Transport System in Dr. Skelton’s honor.

Anthony Flores, MD, MPH, PhD

Anthony Flores named director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

In his clinical and research work, Flores examines the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens cause disease in humans.

Panda Express and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt leaders, along with patients and families, gathered July 10 to celebrate the opening of the Panda Cares Center of Hope. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Gift establishes Panda Cares Center of Hope at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

The Panda Cares Center of Hope will focus on four key pillars of pediatric health care programs and services, not only for patients but also for their siblings and caregivers.

Jennifer Najjar, MD, center, with longtime colleagues Margaret Anderson, DNP, FNP-BC, left, and Barbara Duffy, MSN, APRN, CPNP. (photo by Donn Jones)

Noted pediatric endocrinologist Jennifer Najjar retires after 47 years at Vanderbilt

After 47 years as a pediatric endocrinologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Jennifer Najjar is reflecting on her life of work, highlighting moments of pride and gratitude for her patients and colleagues, and relishing in her ability to practice medicine while also training the next generation of pediatric doctors.

Vanderbilt mourns the loss of neonatal medicine pioneer Mildred Stahlman

Mildred T. Stahlman, MD, who pioneered the treatment of lung disease in premature infants and who was a tireless advocate of children of all ages, died June 29. She was 101.

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