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Children’s Hospital Archives

VUMC mourns loss of pioneering pediatric surgeon, philanthropist Holcomb

Jul. 1, 2019—George Holcomb Jr., MD, clinical professor of Surgery, emeritus, champion of the creation of a children’s hospital at Vanderbilt, and former executive director of Medical Alumni Affairs, died June 28. He was 97.

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Benzodiazepine use with opioids intensifies neonatal abstinence syndrome

Jul. 1, 2019—Babies born after being exposed to both opioids and benzodiazepines before birth are more likely to have severe drug withdrawal, requiring medications like morphine for treatment, compared to infants exposed to opioids alone.

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Children’s Hospital debuts expanded space for patients

Jun. 19, 2019—With a population explosion impacting Nashville and surrounding communities, serving the health care needs of the region’s families and children means that Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been on the rise — literally.

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Children’s Hospital again ranked among nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report

Jun. 18, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again been named a leader in pediatric health care in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals annual rankings, marking the 13th consecutive year the hospital has made the list.

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Faces of courage

May. 30, 2019—Sgt. Noah Galloway, a fitness expert and motivational speaker, interacts with patients during a visit to Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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New pediatric patient simulator enhancing training for state EMS providers, other hospitals

May. 29, 2019—Children's Hospital acquires pediatric patient simulator to enhance training with other hospitals and EMS providers throughout the state.

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Sneak peek

May. 28, 2019—Patient ambassadors recently helped give the Carell family a sneak peek at the first new floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt expansion, scheduled to open at the end of June.

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Take your best shot

May. 28, 2019—Celebrity photographer, Jeremy Cowart, hams it up with CeCe Townsend and Zaden Dill, during a visit to Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital on May 21.

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Prader-Willi Clinic establishes new guidelines for treatment

May. 22, 2019—A comprehensive, multidisciplinary Prader-Willi Clinic at Vanderbilt is setting standards for the care of patients with the complex genetic disorder.

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Academic Pediatric Association honors Barkin

May. 22, 2019—Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS, division chief of General Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was honored recently with the 2019 Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Research Award.

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Nutritional intervention for Angelman syndrome studied

May. 16, 2019—A clinic is the first site for an international clinical trial for a nutritional intervention for patients with Angelman syndrome.

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Steeplechase 2019

May. 16, 2019—Thousands of spectators gathered this year for the Iroquois Steeplechase, which has become Nashville’s rite of spring.

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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.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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