jill simmons Archives
Three elected to the American Pediatric Society
Jan. 5, 2023—Three physicians in the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics have been elected to the American Pediatric Society.
National XLH Day
Aug. 11, 2022—Vanderbilt recently hosted the National XLH (X-linked hypophosphatemia) Day, and more than 200 patients and families attended.
Council formed to support early career physicians
Aug. 24, 2017—A physician council has been established to recognize excellence among early career clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and to create dialogue between leadership and faculty regarding obstacles to ongoing success.
Dahir receives grant to support study of rare metabolic disorder
Aug. 17, 2017—Kathryn Dahir, M.D., associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, recently received the Maher Family Grant from Soft Bones Inc., an organization dedicated to providing information, education and support to those affected by hypophosphatasia (HPP).
Young bone patient’s progress serves as inspiration to others
Jul. 21, 2016—Janelly Martinez-Amador grabbed headlines and hearts around the world three years ago when news spread of her remarkable fight for survival against a rare metabolic disease at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Simmons strives to make a difference in children’s lives
Aug. 13, 2015—Jill Simmons, M.D., encounters medical mysteries that have the makings of a science fiction film or novel.
Bone disease doesn’t slow Kid President’s campaign
Jun. 6, 2013—Robby Novak has become known to the world as ‘Kid President,’ an online YouTube sensation spreading a message about how people can “make the world more awesome.”
Therapy helps regenerate child’s undeveloped bones
Apr. 11, 2013—Janelly Martinez-Amador was born with thin, fragile bones, and by 3, she had no visible bones on X-rays. Initially, doctors weren’t sure she would survive her first birthday.