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Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt Archives

O’Neill honored with American Pediatric Surgical Association Humanitarian Award

Jun. 28, 2021—The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) has recognized James O’Neill, MD, professor of Surgery, emeritus, and former chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with the 2021 Humanitarian Award.

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Pediatricians see spike in RSV cases, urge parents to be on lookout for symptoms

Jun. 23, 2021—“We are seeing a spike in respiratory illnesses, especially RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and parainfluenza, which cause croup and bronchiolitis in young children and flu-like symptoms in older children and adults,” said James Antoon, MD, PhD, FAAP, assistant professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Safety experts liken helmet use to seat belt-wearing practice

Jun. 7, 2021—Wearing a helmet while riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), a bike or a skateboard should be a no-brainer.

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Life-saving transplant marks milestone for pediatric program

May. 27, 2021—Petyon Smith's answered prayers became the best birthday wish ever on Jan. 31 — the date his younger brother received the first-ever dual kidney-liver transplant at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Predicting blood clots before they happen in pediatric patients

May. 26, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has launched a study to determine the impact of a predictive model for identifying pediatric patients at risk for developing blood clots or venous thromboembolisms (VTEs).

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American Pediatric Association honors two Children’s Hospital pediatricians

May. 26, 2021—Two physicians in Vanderbilt’s Department of Pediatrics — James Antoon, MD, PhD, and Shani Jones, MD — have been honored for their work by the American Pediatric Association.

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Family’s gift supports addressing psychosocial needs of cardiac patients’ families

Feb. 26, 2021—Ellen and Bo Boyer’s first child, a daughter they named Brett, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD) while in utero. The couple was told that their beloved daughter would require open heart surgery to survive.

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Virtual annual Nashville Christmas Parade set for Dec. 5

Nov. 18, 2020—Officials from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently announced the entertainment lineup for the 93rd annual Nashville Christmas Parade to be aired virtually on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m. on WKRN-TV. This year, the one-hour virtual program will feature entertainment from CeCe Winans, Danielle Bradbery, for King & Country, Jimmie Allen, Louis...

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ID of ‘stomach flu’ culprit

Aug. 6, 2020—Identifying the norovirus genotypes associated with more severe infections in children could guide strain selection for candidate norovirus vaccines.

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Post-transplant complication

Jul. 28, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers conducted the largest analysis to date of a heart complication in children following stem cell transplant. The findings may help guide screening practices to improve outcomes.

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Experts offer tips for managing and monitoring adolescent mental health

May. 27, 2020—As families are managing the restrictions that the COVID-19 pandemic presents, doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are urging parents to pay close attention to the behaviors of their children.

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Katz awarded LEAP Fellowship to improve antibiotic use in Tennessee

Apr. 9, 2020—Sophie Katz, MD, MPH, is one of four early career infectious diseases physicians in the United States to receive the award, which provides $100,000 of funding support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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