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Department of Pediatrics Archives

Be in the Zone teen driving safety campaign helps raise awareness of dangerous practices

May. 12, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is helping promote awareness among teen drivers about the negative consequences of distracted driving and rewarding the hard work of a team of high school students determined to make an impact.

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Innovative techniques help treat boy’s rare condition

Apr. 29, 2021—Carter Ray has never been inside his family home. As a matter of fact, since he was born on Nov. 3, 2019, he has only lived in a hospital.

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Study seeks to increase volume-targeted ventilation use

Apr. 22, 2021—For more than two decades, evidence has accrued that the use of volume-targeted ventilation (VTV) results in better outcomes in neonates who require mechanical ventilation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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Warren named director of the Division of Developmental Medicine

Apr. 21, 2021—Zachary Warren, PhD, professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Special Education, has been named director of the Division of Developmental Medicine in the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics. His appointment began April 1.

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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) clinic opens at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Apr. 20, 2021—Children who have experienced the rare and potentially life-threatening multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), which can develop within four weeks of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19, are being followed closely in a multidisciplinary clinic at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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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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