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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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Kevin Churchwell named Boston Children’s Hospital CEO

Oct. 22, 2020—Kevin Churchwell, MD, former chief executive officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital, effective March 31, 2021.

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Nurse-led training program in Guyana carries on

Oct. 8, 2020—Just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic suspended international travel, Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses completed two new educational initiatives in the South American country of Guyana, and a strong collaboration continues virtually in response to the coronavirus.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt opens new clinic in Jackson, Tennessee

Sep. 30, 2020—On Sept. 28, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt opened the Vanderbilt Children’s Specialty Clinics in a new location in Jackson, Tennessee.

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State of Pediatrics address reviews challenges, resiliency

Sep. 24, 2020—Steven Webber, MBChP, MRCP, chair of the Department of Pediatrics, recently delivered his annual state of the department address to an ever-growing number of faculty, staff and trainees.

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Nerve repair treatment leads to new career goals for patient

Sep. 17, 2020—When Blair Wheeler banged her elbow on the court floor as she dived for a ball during a high school volleyball game, she had no idea that split second would completely change her life.

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Some children with COVID-19 may experience rare inflammatory syndrome

Sep. 10, 2020—With cases of COVID-19 increasing among young children and adolescents in Tennessee, pediatric infectious disease experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have started to see cases of a mysterious illness believed to be connected to COVID-19, known as multi-inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

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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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Study to track if COVID can spread during minimally invasive surgery

Aug. 27, 2020—Physician-scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are investigating whether SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be spread through aerosolized emissions (microscopic droplets and particles) during minimally invasive surgery in children.

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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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Acupressure studied to treat neonatal opioid withdrawal

Aug. 13, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently completed a study to create a standardized protocol for using acupressure to treat newborns with opioid withdrawal syndrome.

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