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Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt Archives

Upperman elected president-elect of the Surgical Infection Society

May. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt's Jeffrey Upperman, MD, surgeon-in-chief of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected president-elect of the Surgical Infection Society.

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: injury prevention experts warn of hazards for teens

Apr. 13, 2022—April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the message is clear — keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. “Motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of trauma admission to our hospital,” said Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program Manager at Children’s Hospital.

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Iroquois Steeplechase set for May 14, ambassador named

Apr. 13, 2022—The Iroquois Steeplechase, one of America’s premier horse racing events, is getting ready for the annual ride set for Saturday, May 14. A time-honored tradition and long considered Nashville’s rite of spring, the Iroquois Steeplechase will once again benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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New milk bank to help feed babies in the NICU

Apr. 13, 2022—The opening of Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee in Murfreesboro in 2021 will make providing the muchneeded resource easier.

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High blood pressure genes improve heart surgery survival in children

Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have found that children with a genetic makeup that predicts high blood pressure as adults are more likely to survive congenital heart defect repair surgery.

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International study supports dupilumab for treatment of moderate-to-severe asthma in children

Dec. 8, 2021—In a late-stage clinical trial, the biologic agent dupilumab reduced the rate of severe asthma attacks and improved lung function and asthma control for children ages 6 to 11 with moderate-to-severe asthma, offering a new option to these patients.

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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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