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New cardiac cath lab opens at Children’s Hospital

Apr. 7, 2021—A new, state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab debuted recently at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to meet the growing volume of the Pediatric Heart Institute.

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Novel way to neutralize Rift Valley Fever Virus

Apr. 1, 2021—The discovery of monoclonal antibodies that neutralize Rift Valley Fever Virus — an emerging infection with pandemic potential — lays the foundation for future therapeutic antibody development.

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Teen cancer lounge at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt unveiled

Mar. 31, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Teen Cancer America announced March 31 the completion of a new state-of-the-art lounge to serve the unique needs of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients.

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O’Connor named medical director of the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Foundation Registry

Mar. 25, 2021—Michael O’Connor, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named medical director of the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Foundation Registry, which he also helped develop.

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New record for pediatric heart transplant program

Mar. 24, 2021—The heart transplant program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt experienced back-to-back record years for the number of heart transplants performed.

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Dance Marathon rings up funds for Children’s Hospital

Mar. 24, 2021—Recently, students from 12 colleges and high schools across the area teamed up to host one collective virtual dance marathon event, called “Marathon of Marathons,” to raise funds for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Clinic helps children with cerebral palsy regain mobility

Mar. 18, 2021—Seven-year-old Tinsley Bellar loves to dance — her mother describes it as TikTok dancing with cheerleader moves. She also loves to run. She completed her school’s fun run last year with the whole school cheering her on.

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Children’s Hospital’s quality of care recognized

Mar. 17, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s pediatric primary care clinics have earned the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for demonstrating evidence-based practices that ensure excellence and quality of care for all patients and families.

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Happy anniversary, Seacrest Studio

Mar. 17, 2021—Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is celebrating five years of providing programing for pediatric patients on March 17.

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Hockey Fights Cancer skates on to support Children’s Hospital

Mar. 10, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt patient Lochlin Morris was named Champ of the Game at the Nashville Predators’ Hockey Fights Cancer game on Saturday, March 6. Beginning last season, each home game features a Children’s Hospital patient on the jumbotron as a Vanderbilt Health Champ of the Game.

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Pediatric emergency visits, hospitalizations down sharply during pandemic: study

Mar. 9, 2021—Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, children’s hospitals across the United States have seen signification reductions in the number of children being treated for common pediatric illnesses like asthma and pneumonia, according to a new multicenter study led by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Probiotic protection

Mar. 4, 2021—A probiotic factor given early in life to mice prevented intestinal inflammation in adulthood, providing a rationale for probiotic intervention in individuals at high risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease.

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