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Pediatric trauma experts add multipassenger UTVs, golf carts to list of dangerous vehicles that includes ATVs

May. 31, 2023—While ATV accidents are commonly associated with high-profiled injuries, trauma prevention advocates at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt want the community to add UTVs and golf carts to the list of motorized vehicles that can be dangerous.

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Steeplechase 2023

May. 16, 2023—The 83rd Running of the Iroquois Steeplechase benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was Saturday, May 13.

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Procedure uses patient’s own growth to treat scoliosis

May. 11, 2023—Vanderbilt pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are the first in Tennessee to perform an innovative procedure to treat scoliosis that uses the patient’s own growth to correct the curve.

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Pediatric Oral Immunotherapy Clinic launched

May. 4, 2023—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has launched a new pediatric Oral Immunotherapy Clinic, which offers a special therapy to peanut-allergic children to reduce risk of a harmful immune response in the event of accidental exposure to peanuts.

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Study highlights risks for self-harm events in children and adolescents

May. 1, 2023—A Vanderbilt study has identified four separate profiles to help medical professionals better assess children at elevated risk for a self-harm event.

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Heerman named chief of General Pediatrics

Apr. 26, 2023—Bill Heerman, MD, MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics, has been named chief of the Division of General Pediatrics, effective May 1.

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Kevin Churchwell to speak April 24 on diversity, equity, inclusion

Apr. 19, 2023—Kevin Churchwell, MD, a former CEO of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, will speak April 24 on the importance of equity, diversity and inclusivity for medical education in the hospital setting.

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Children’s mystery symptoms may be alpha-gal syndrome

Apr. 13, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that some children with mystery digestive symptoms may actually have undiagnosed alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known as the red meat allergy linked to tick bites.

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Friends & Fashion raises funds for young patients

Apr. 13, 2023—Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held its annual fundraising event, Friends & Fashion, on Monday, April 3, at Music City Center.

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Poll finds most most Tennessee parents agree on evidence-based safe firearm storage

Apr. 12, 2023—A new Vanderbilt poll finds that most Tennessee parents who own firearms agree with ways to safely store their firearms that have been shown through peer-reviewed research to reduce the risk of unintended harm to children.

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Research Staff Awards honor contributions to discovery

Apr. 6, 2023—by Bill Snyder Laboratory and administrative personnel at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were honored on March 31 for research excellence during the 19th annual Research Staff Awards Ceremony at the Aertson Hotel in Nashville. Presenting the awards were Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD, VUMC Chief Scientific & Strategy Officer, John Kuriyan, PhD, dean of Basic Sciences, Vanderbilt...

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Study shows ketamine could be beneficial for treating brain injury in children

Apr. 4, 2023—Vanderbilt research shows a common anesthesia drug could be beneficial in reducing pressure inside the skull of children with traumatic brain injuries.

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