Children’s Hospital Archives
Study sheds light on drug’s impact on diabetes progression
Mar. 23, 2023—A Vanderbilt study of a treatment to delay the development of Type 1 diabetes in individuals at high risk did not meet the study goals of delaying progression from normal glucose tolerance to abnormal glucose tolerance or clinical diagnosis, although the study drug, abatacept, impacted immune response and preserved insulin production during the one-year treatment period.
VUMC accredited for primary ciliary dyskinesia care
Mar. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named a fully accredited adult PCD (primary ciliary dyskinesia) Foundation Clinical and Research Center site.
Poll shows food insecurity on rise in Tennessee
Mar. 23, 2023—A newly released Vanderbilt poll found that an increasing number of Tennessee parents are reporting their families are food insecure.
Football player’s donation honors his late brother
Mar. 16, 2023—P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative, along with Buffalo Bills football player Dawson Knox, recently presented Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with a gift of “Luke’s Locker” in memory of his brother.
Study seeks to identify prenatal allergy risk markers
Mar. 16, 2023—A Vanderbilt clinical trial is seeking to identify prenatal and early childhood markers of high risk for food allergy and atopic dermatitis, or eczema, as well as biological pathways that lead to these conditions.
Get Well education and entertainment platform launches
Mar. 9, 2023—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently launched a new digital patient engagement system to interact with patients and families.
Musgraves visit brings cheer
Mar. 9, 2023—Grammy Award-winning music artist Kacey Musgraves and her partner, Cole Schafer, a writer/poet, recently brought smiles and cheer to patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt during a visit to Seacrest Studio.
Majority of Tennessee parents agree on several school firearm safety measures: poll
Mar. 9, 2023—A new Vanderbilt poll finds that a majority of Tennessee parents agree on several firearm-related school safety measures.
Cannula shortage led to more invasive lung support for infants
Mar. 2, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that a three-year shortage of a common cannula used in young infants needing lung support forced hospitals across the United States to switch to a more invasive form of lung support,
High-dose flu vaccine beneficial for pediatric stem cell transplant patients
Mar. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt was the lead site for an influenza vaccine study in pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients that may lead to a change in the current flu vaccine recommendations in this vulnerable population.
Poll finds rates of uninsured children back to pre-pandemic level
Feb. 23, 2023—The latest analysis of the annual Vanderbilt Child Health Poll of Tennessee parents shows the rate of uninsured children in the state has returned to prepandemic levels.
Vanderbilt experts urge use of carbon monoxide alarms
Feb. 23, 2023—Injury and prevention advocates at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt strongly urge the use of carbon monoxide alarms in all buildings.