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Children’s Hospital Archives

Gigante inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics

Jun. 14, 2023—Vanderbilt's Joseph Gigante, MD, was recently inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics within the Academic Pediatric Association.

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Novel technology helps identify parathyroids during pediatric endocrine surgery

Jun. 8, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that a probe technology that uses near-infrared auto-fluorescent lighting helps positively identify and preserve childrens' parathyroids during endocrine surgery.

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Novel surgery helps infant’s esophageal condition

Jun. 1, 2023—Surgeons at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently performed an innovative surgery to repair a rare esophageal condition in a 9-month-old patient.

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Pediatric trauma experts add multipassenger UTVs, golf carts to list of dangerous vehicles that includes ATVs

May. 31, 2023—While ATV accidents are commonly associated with high-profiled injuries, trauma prevention advocates at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt want the community to add UTVs and golf carts to the list of motorized vehicles that can be dangerous.

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Steeplechase 2023

May. 16, 2023—The 83rd Running of the Iroquois Steeplechase benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was Saturday, May 13.

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Procedure uses patient’s own growth to treat scoliosis

May. 11, 2023—Vanderbilt pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are the first in Tennessee to perform an innovative procedure to treat scoliosis that uses the patient’s own growth to correct the curve.

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Smile180 Foundation directorship

May. 4, 2023—Representatives from Delta Dental of Tennessee and their charitable arm, the Smile180 Foundation, visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently to present a check of $1 million to hospital leadership.

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Pediatric Oral Immunotherapy Clinic launched

May. 4, 2023—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has launched a new pediatric Oral Immunotherapy Clinic, which offers a special therapy to peanut-allergic children to reduce risk of a harmful immune response in the event of accidental exposure to peanuts.

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Study highlights risks for self-harm events in children and adolescents

May. 1, 2023—A Vanderbilt study has identified four separate profiles to help medical professionals better assess children at elevated risk for a self-harm event.

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Churchwell discusses DEI’s role in medical education

Apr. 27, 2023—Kevin Churchwell, a former CEO of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, recently spoke on the importance of equity, diversity and inclusivity for medical education in the hospital setting.

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Heerman named chief of General Pediatrics

Apr. 26, 2023—Bill Heerman, MD, MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics, has been named chief of the Division of General Pediatrics, effective May 1.

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Children’s mystery symptoms may be alpha-gal syndrome

Apr. 13, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that some children with mystery digestive symptoms may actually have undiagnosed alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known as the red meat allergy linked to tick bites.

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