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VUMC research aids approval of COVID-19 vaccine for young children

Jun. 16, 2022—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old as early as tomorrow, following the unanimous recommendation by an FDA advisory panel on Wednesday.

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Delta Dental gift to support pediatric craniofacial program

Jun. 16, 2022—by Christina Echegaray Delta Dental of Tennessee’s charitable arm, the Smile180 Foundation, recently made a $1.075 million commitment to the Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Children’s Hospital will use the funds to establish the Delta Dental of Tennessee’s Smile180 Foundation Directorship for the Cleft and Craniofacial Program and...

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Horst, Patterson receive Physician Builder Awards

Jun. 16, 2022—Sara Horst, MD, MPH, associate professor of Medicine, and Barron Patterson, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics, have received 2022 Physician Builder Awards.

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Chancellor Faculty Fellows announced

Jun. 15, 2022—Several highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise have been selected for the 2022 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows.

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Dolly Parton donates $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jun. 15, 2022—Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to help in the fight against serious infectious diseases such as coronavirus that have worldwide ramifications.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt earns top honors from U.S. News & World Report

Jun. 14, 2022—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again been named the No. 1 children’s hospital in Tennessee and continues to be recognized among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital rankings.

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Pediatric acute care use by ZIP code

Jun. 7, 2022—Children with complex chronic conditions who live in low opportunity areas utilize more acute care and could benefit from hospital- and community-based interventions aimed at equitably improving child health outcomes.

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Project Search graduation

Jun. 2, 2022—Nine participants of the Project SEARCH program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center celebrated the completion of their nine-month internship training on Friday, May 20, in the theater of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Rehm first pediatrician named president-elect of Society of Hospital Medicine

May. 25, 2022—Kris Rehm, MD, MMHC, professor of Clinical Pediatrics and vice chair in the Department of Pediatrics, has been elected president-elect of the Society of Hospital Medicine and will be the first pediatrician to hold the post for the organization.

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ATV crashes are fourth leading cause of trauma admission at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

May. 19, 2022—  by Jessica Pasley Brayden Mahar, 12, has been riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) since he was 5 years old. It is not an unusual sight for him to ride around his Manchester, Tennessee, neighborhood that dead ends into cul-de-sacs. One thing is certain — he always wears a helmet. Heath Mahar, Brayden’s father, knows...

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A clue to an adverse drug event in children

May. 19, 2022—Considering metabolic (CYP2D6) enzyme activity score and patient age may aid in determining an individual’s risk for an adverse event with administration of the anti-arrhythmic drug propafenone.

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Steeplechase 2022

May. 16, 2022—The 2022 Iroquois Steeplechase took place on Saturday, May 14 to raise funds for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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