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Department of Pediatrics Archives

Pediatric Heart Transplant Program medical director Debra Dodd retiring

Jul. 7, 2023—After nearly 40 years and being involved in more than 300 lifesaving transplantations at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Debra Dodd, MD, is retiring.

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Vanderbilt researchers envision the potential to grow new lungs

Jul. 5, 2023—Using a four-dimensional microscope that allows them to watch a tissue putting itself together, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have achieved a rare feat in science — they have shattered a long-standing dogma about how the lung develops.

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Tennessee Pediatric Neurocritical Care Collaboration holds inaugural conference

Jul. 5, 2023—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently hosted the first statewide conference of the Tennessee Pediatric Neurocritical Care Collaboration.

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Persistent inflammatory state found in half of pediatric sepsis deaths: study

Jun. 29, 2023—New research shows that about half of pediatric patients who died of sepsis over the past 20 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center had evidence of an inflammatory state called persistent inflammation, immunosuppression and catabolism syndrome.

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Mosaicism and genetic disease

Jun. 22, 2023—Genetic mosaicism — when the body’s cells do not all have the same genetic makeup — could generate variants previously thought to be spontaneous in genetic disease, and detecting parental mosaicism could clarify recurrence risk for future children.

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Neurocritical care team helps boy survive severe brain injury

Jun. 22, 2023—Vanderbilt's pediatric neurocritical care team combines experts from different areas of pediatric medicine to care for each child according to individual needs to maximize that child’s quality recovery.

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Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee visits

Jun. 21, 2023—Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee recently visited with children and families in Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt again ranked among nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report

Jun. 21, 2023—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was again recognized as a national leader in pediatric health care, earning the distinction as the No. 1 children’s hospital in Tennessee and sharing first place in the Southeast region, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings.

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Stahlman NICU transitions to new resuscitation unit

Jun. 15, 2023—Vanderbilt's The Stahlman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, one of the first modern neonatal intensive care units in the world, cared for its last baby and closed at the end of May.

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Gigante inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics

Jun. 14, 2023—Vanderbilt's Joseph Gigante, MD, was recently inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics within the Academic Pediatric Association.

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Novel technology helps identify parathyroids during pediatric endocrine surgery

Jun. 8, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that a probe technology that uses near-infrared auto-fluorescent lighting helps positively identify and preserve childrens' parathyroids during endocrine surgery.

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Novel surgery helps infant’s esophageal condition

Jun. 1, 2023—Surgeons at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently performed an innovative surgery to repair a rare esophageal condition in a 9-month-old patient.

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