Division of Pediatric Allergy Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine

Registered respiratory therapist Natasha Vanderbilt, RRT, encourages 10-year-old Kate to exhale a complete breath during a lung function test in the Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine clinic. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Removing race improves accuracy of lung function testing in children

The study suggests the adjustment for race in spirometry resulted in an underreporting — and thus possibly undertreatment — of chronic lung diseases, including asthma and cystic fibrosis, in Black children.

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Take the challenge to experience what it’s like to live with food allergies

The ‘Top 9 Food Challenge’ spotlights the challenge that 33 million Americans with food allergies have when choosing what to eat.

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Grant bolsters food allergy research efforts

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a seven-year, $5 million award to conduct food allergy research, joining nine other institutions as part of the Consortium for Food Allergy Research.

Pediatric cystic fibrosis diagnosis and treatment center honored by CF Foundation

Pediatric Oral Immunotherapy Clinic launched

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.

A clinical trial supports approval of a new medication to treat moderate-to-severe asthma in children.

Study finds early RSV infection linked to significantly increased risk of asthma in children

A Vanderbilt study has found that RSV infection in the first year of life is associated with a significantly increased risk of asthma in children.

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