Department of Pediatrics Archives
Jan. 17, 2024—The avian (bird) influenza vaccine creates a more robust immune response when paired with a potent ingredient known as an adjuvant, according to Vanderbilt research published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
New playroom supported by Dunkin’ allows pediatric patients a place where they feel comfortable to be themselves, have fun and heal
Jan. 11, 2024—Infants and toddlers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have a newly renovated space in which to play thanks to a $150,000 grant from Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation.
Jan. 10, 2024—The Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis and Treatment Center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been selected for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 2023 Outstanding Care Center Partnership Award.
Study finds significant increased risk of future health issues for youth who suffer nonfatal firearm injuries
Jan. 4, 2024—A Vanderbilt study found that youth who suffer nonfatal firearm injuries have a significantly increased risk of hospitalizations, emergency department visits, outpatient visits and costs in the 12 months following injury compared to youth without a firearm injury.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, General Motors to address child safety seat education
Dec. 27, 2023—The Stay Seat Smart Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently received funding from General Motors to address child safety seat misuse through education, community outreach and media awareness.
Dec. 18, 2023—Multiple newly striped, larger-sized accessible parking spaces with crosshatched areas to allow for additional space added to the South Garage are helping parents of children with complex needs safely get to clinic visits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Dec. 7, 2023—William Cooper, MD, MPH, has been named Interim chair of the Department of Pediatrics. He will assume this role Feb. 1, 2024.
Dec. 5, 2023—A seriously ill young patient's 200-mile journey to receive the care she needed was made possible by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt's pediatric transport team and the ECMO-equipped Angel 7 ambulance.
Pediatrics chair Webber named Dean and Executive Vice Chancellor for University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Nov. 30, 2023—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, James C. Overall Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, has been named as Dean of the College of Medicine and Executive Vice Chancellor for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
VUMC receives $10 million to study childhood obesity interventions in rural and minority communities in Tennessee and Louisiana
Nov. 28, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers are set to begin studying the ideal “dose” of behavioral interventions to treat childhood obesity in rural and minority communities across Tennessee and Louisiana.
Nov. 21, 2023—After 143 days in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Mathias Uribe was discharged to begin the next phase of his recovery following a lengthy infection that led to a rare sequence of health issues.