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Photo: Longtime collaborators

Apr. 4, 2013—Jeffrey Whitsett, M.D., of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, poses with his Vanderbilt colleague and longtime research collaborator, Mildred Stahlman, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, prior to delivering his Flexner Discovery Lecture entitled “Lessons from Newborn Infants,” March 28 in Vanderbilt’s Light Hall.

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Plant compound stops colon cancer cells

Mar. 29, 2013—Berberine, an herbal remedy for diarrhea and intestinal parasites, may be useful in colon cancer therapy.

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Surveillance network tracks shift in cause of childhood diarrhea

Mar. 28, 2013—A national vaccine surveillance program that Vanderbilt University is a part of has identified a significant shift in the most common cause of childhood diarrhea.

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Infant mortality initiative’s achievements recognized

Mar. 28, 2013—The recognition of three Vanderbilt-based leaders of the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC) caps off the collaboration’s highly successful first five years of work.

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Gene ‘dose’ may be key to autism

Mar. 4, 2013—Individuals with overexpression of the gene MECP2 have core features of autism spectrum disorder.

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Target for inflammatory bowel disease

Mar. 1, 2013—The factor STAT6 appears to play a role in the pathogenesis of an inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting it may be a promising target for new treatments.

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Device helps ease child’s overactive bladder burden

Feb. 14, 2013—Until a year ago, Kate Lamons would slip into her mother’s classroom during school to change clothes, hopefully fast enough that she could return to her own class before anyone noticed that her clothes were wet from an overactive bladder.

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VU mourns loss of Pediatrics icon Sell

Oct. 11, 2012—Sarah H. Sell, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, Emerita, one of the key players in the development of the childhood vaccine to protect against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children younger than 5, died Saturday, Oct. 6. She was 99.

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Rush sees bright future ahead for Pediatrics

Sep. 6, 2012—Meg Rush, M.D., called upon the Department of Pediatrics’ faculty, trainees and staff to ‘be the change’ they wish to see in the future of pediatric health care at Vanderbilt and in our region.

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Concussion testing for young athletes

Jul. 30, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering pre-concussion baseline testing to all community recreational athletes, in advance of many high-impact seasonal sports resuming this fall.

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Vanderbilt lands significant patient-centered research grant

May. 22, 2012—Patients and their families will have a more active role and voice in research designed to improve the quality and safety of patient care, thanks to a federal grant received by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

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Beam Signing celebrates expansion at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Apr. 7, 2011—The Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital at Vanderbilt officially launched its $30 million expansion project today with a festive Beam Signing celebration. The event signifies construction is now under way on the hospital’s multi-year, multi-phase endeavor to expand physical space and programs. Friends, donors, patients and Medical Center leadership gathered this morning to add their signatures...

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