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Michael DeBaun Archives

VUMC’s DeBaun elected president-elect of the American Pediatric Society

Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt's Michael DeBaun, MD, MS, MPH, has been elected president-elect of the American Pediatric Society.

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Racial Equity Task Force releases initial recommendations

Jun. 21, 2021—The Racial Equity Taskforce created by Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine last summer has released 62 primary recommendations and 152 sub-recommendations around eight themes.

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HBCU scholars program expanding enrollment

Mar. 11, 2021—The James Puckette Carter Scholars Program, the result of a partnership between Meharry Medical College (MMC), Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF), intended to increase the number of physicians who attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in health care, is expanding to double its enrollment capacity.

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Racial Equity Task Force co-chairs named

Jul. 13, 2020—Three co-chairs have been named to lead a new Racial Equity Task Force, which is charged with identifying barriers to and opportunities for achieving racial equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM).

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DeBaun’s mentoring honored by American Society of Hematology

Jul. 29, 2019—Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH, has been awarded the American Society of Hematology’s 2019 ASH Mentor Award for his sustained and outstanding commitment to the training and career development of early career hematologists.

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Risk of death in sickle cell disease

Feb. 22, 2017—Two factors commonly used to evaluate patients with sickle cell disease are associated with each other and can predict increased mortality, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Pediatrics awarded physician-scientist training support

Feb. 18, 2016—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Vanderbilt’s Department of Pediatrics a K12 training grant to support early career faculty to become physician-scientists, the first time the department has received such an award.

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Retreat highlights pediatrics research at Vanderbilt

Jun. 9, 2015—Every day, physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are looking for new and effective ways to care for their patients. Often that mission is carried out through clinical, basic and translational research across the institution and disciplines.

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DeBaun’s Levi Watkins Lecture highlights the power of purpose

Oct. 16, 2014—Throughout his career in medicine, Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., has found moments to fight the status quo.

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Vanderbilt’s DeBaun to deliver annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

Oct. 9, 2014—Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., J.C. Peterson Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Vanderbilt, will be the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture.

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Transfusions ease strokes for children with sickle cell

Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt-led research found regular blood transfusion therapy significantly reduces the recurrence of strokes in children with sickle cell anemia who have previously had "silent" strokes.

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Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture to feature DeBaun

Aug. 15, 2014—The Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture will be held Oct. 14, featuring keynote speaker Michael R. DeBaun.

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