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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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Friends & Fashion raises funds for young patients

Apr. 13, 2023—Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held its annual fundraising event, Friends & Fashion, on Monday, April 3, at Music City Center.

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Poll finds most most Tennessee parents agree on evidence-based safe firearm storage

Apr. 12, 2023—A new Vanderbilt poll finds that most Tennessee parents who own firearms agree with ways to safely store their firearms that have been shown through peer-reviewed research to reduce the risk of unintended harm to children.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named among the 2023 “Best Hospitals for Pediatrics” by Money and The Leapfrog Group

Apr. 11, 2023—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of only 25 children’s hospitals to make Money/The Leapgfrog Group’s first-ever “Best Hospitals for Pediatrics” list and is the only pediatric hospital in Tennessee to earn the distinction.

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Study shows ketamine could be beneficial for treating brain injury in children

Apr. 4, 2023—Vanderbilt research shows a common anesthesia drug could be beneficial in reducing pressure inside the skull of children with traumatic brain injuries.

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Infant sleep safety education vital to reduce deaths

Mar. 30, 2023—According to Tennessee’s 2022 Child Fatality Annual Report, over the past five years, white infants accounted for most of the sleep-related infant deaths in Tennessee, but Black infants were three times more likely to suffer a sleep-related fatality.

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Family’s gift will support pediatric cancer research

Mar. 30, 2023—Lily Hensiek's family has made a new $1 million commitment to endow the Lily’s Garden Discovery Researcher Fund in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Study sheds light on drug’s impact on diabetes progression

Mar. 23, 2023—A Vanderbilt study of a treatment to delay the development of Type 1 diabetes in individuals at high risk did not meet the study goals of delaying progression from normal glucose tolerance to abnormal glucose tolerance or clinical diagnosis, although the study drug, abatacept, impacted immune response and preserved insulin production during the one-year treatment period.

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VUMC accredited for primary ciliary dyskinesia care

Mar. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named a fully accredited adult PCD (primary ciliary dyskinesia) Foundation Clinical and Research Center site.

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