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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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Clinic helps prepare young HIV patients for adult care

Mar. 4, 2021—Adolescents and young adults living with HIV in Middle Tennessee are being ushered into adult care through a special transition clinic that focuses on adult skill-building and individualized therapy and discussions.

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Calcification after severe injury

Feb. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have linked bone-related complications of severely injured patients — findings that could help minimize these complications.

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Carells to endow chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Feb. 11, 2021—Julie Carell Stadler, Kathryn Carell Brown and Edie Carell Johnson have made a commitment to endow a new chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The inaugural chair holder of the Edie Carell Johnson Chair in Pediatrics will be announced this spring.

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Belcher named to newspaper’s list of 40 under 40

Feb. 11, 2021—Ryan Belcher, MD, assistant professor Pediatric Otolaryngology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named by Nashville Business Journal to the 2021 class of 40 under 40.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt sees surge in rare MIS-C cases amid drop in COVID-19 numbers

Feb. 8, 2021—While the number of COVID-19 cases across the country is decreasing, pediatricians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are beginning to see a new post-surge trend: an increase in cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

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Children’s Primary Care Lebanon makes debut

Feb. 3, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has opened a new pediatric primary care clinic in Lebanon, Tennessee, across the street from Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH).

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An interacting factor in leukemia

Jan. 25, 2021—A blood stem cell protein plays a role in the initiation and progression of leukemia, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

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