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New playroom supported by Dunkin’ allows pediatric patients a place where they feel comfortable to be themselves, have fun and heal

Jan. 11, 2024—Infants and toddlers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have a newly renovated space in which to play thanks to a $150,000 grant from Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation.

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Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis and Treatment Center honored by CF Foundation

Jan. 10, 2024—The Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis and Treatment Center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been selected for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 2023 Outstanding Care Center Partnership Award.

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Study finds significant increased risk of future health issues for youth who suffer nonfatal firearm injuries

Jan. 4, 2024—A Vanderbilt study found that youth who suffer nonfatal firearm injuries have a significantly increased risk of hospitalizations, emergency department visits, outpatient visits and costs in the 12 months following injury compared to youth without a firearm injury.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, General Motors to address child safety seat education

Dec. 27, 2023—The Stay Seat Smart Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently received funding from General Motors to address child safety seat misuse through education, community outreach and media awareness.

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Larger accessible parking spaces added to South Garage

Dec. 18, 2023—Multiple newly striped, larger-sized accessible parking spaces with crosshatched areas to allow for additional space added to the South Garage are helping parents of children with complex needs safely get to clinic visits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Chad Fitzgerald named to lead Clinical Support Services Division

Dec. 12, 2023—Chad Fitzgerald, JD, Senior Vice President for Health System Emergency Operations, has been named Executive Vice President and will lead Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Clinical Support Services Division.

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William Cooper named interim chair of the Department of Pediatrics

Dec. 7, 2023—William Cooper, MD, MPH, has been named Interim chair of the Department of Pediatrics. He will assume this role Feb. 1, 2024.  

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ECMO-equipped Angel 7 crucial for young patient’s long care journey

Dec. 5, 2023—A seriously ill young patient's 200-mile journey to receive the care she needed was made possible by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt's pediatric transport team and the ECMO-equipped Angel 7 ambulance.

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Vanderbilt hospitals land top honors from the Leapfrog Group

Dec. 5, 2023—Vanderbilt University Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital have been recognized as among the best in the nation by the Leapfrog Group.

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Pediatrics chair Webber named Dean and Executive Vice Chancellor for University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Nov. 30, 2023—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, James C. Overall Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, has been named as Dean of the College of Medicine and Executive Vice Chancellor for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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VUMC receives $10 million to study childhood obesity interventions in rural and minority communities in Tennessee and Louisiana

Nov. 28, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers are set to begin studying the ideal “dose” of behavioral interventions to treat childhood obesity in rural and minority communities across Tennessee and Louisiana.

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National study of two surgical interventions for exotropia shows no detectable difference

Nov. 22, 2023—A study comparing two surgical methods for repairing childhood intermittent exotropia (a common form of strabismus or eye misalignment, in which one or both eyes sometimes turn outward) were unable to detect a significant difference in the two methods.

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