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Children’s Hospital leadership appointments announced

Feb. 5, 2020—After serving as interim president of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, has been named to permanently fill the role of president. Succeeding Rush in the role as hospital’s chief of staff is John Thomas, MD, associate professor of Pediatric Urology.

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Study tracks causes of high antibiotic prescribing rates in Tennessee

Jan. 29, 2020—For a few years, Tennessee has been ranked as one of the highest antibiotic prescribing states in the nation, and a recent study showing that fewer than 2% of clinicians were responsible for prescribing 25% of pediatric antibiotics is moving some to action.

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Playing strong

Jan. 29, 2020—Predators defenseman Matt Irwin, left, and center Colin Blackwell, posed with Finnick Sheehan, 3, at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Friday. Irwin and Blackwell were joined by teammates Ryan Johansen and Roman Josi during a recent visit to the hospital.

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Study finds benefits of fetal surgery for spina bifida continue through school age

Jan. 24, 2020—The benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida, a procedure pioneered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1997, continue through school age, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study reports today in the journal Pediatrics.

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Pope named director of Division of Pediatric Urology

Jan. 23, 2020—John Pope IV, MD, professor of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric Urology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Portable VAD gives patient a bridge to heart transplant

Jan. 23, 2020—For nearly a month, 15-year-old Trinity Scott sported a black canvas messenger bag filled with favorite books, lip gloss or school supplies. Her bag even had a name, “Alice.” But far from any ordinary bag, what was inside was literally keeping her alive.

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Children’s Hospital, Allstate team to enhance teen driver safety

Jan. 23, 2020—The Allstate Foundation along with the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are working to increase awareness among young drivers about the dangers of distracted driving through the “Be in the Zone — Turn Off Your Phone” campaign.

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Pediatric heart, liver transplant programs reach new milestones

Jan. 16, 2020—Two transplant programs at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt reached milestones in 2019 for performing record numbers of heart and liver transplantations in a calendar year.

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Pediatric diabetes, palliative care focus of new Friends of Children’s Hospital gift

Jan. 16, 2020—Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a volunteer organization, recently committed $1 million over the next three years to be split between two crucial pediatric programs: diabetes and palliative care.

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Radiothon results

Dec. 19, 2019—The 15th annual River of Hope Radiothon event raised $136,552 for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt doctors discuss when to visit emergency departments for cold and flu symptoms

Dec. 11, 2019—‘Tis the season for colds, flu and upper respiratory illnesses say health care providers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Nashville Christmas Parade 2019

Dec. 10, 2019—Thousands gathered downtown on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the annual Nashville Christmas Parade benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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