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Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt Archives

Michael DeBaun receives Paragon Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Feb. 29, 2024—Vanderbilt's Michael DeBaun, MD, MS, MPH, has received the Paragon Award for “Innovative Improvements to Clinical Care or Healthcare Delivery” from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDF).

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Multi-institutional study of Wilms tumor facilitates enrollment, optimizes treatment

Feb. 27, 2024—Multi-institutional study finds that enrollment and outcomes were similar across racial and ethnic groups for children participating in therapeutic trials for Wilms tumor — the most common pediatric kidney cancer worldwide.

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Lack of Insurance among Tennessee children remains low, while mental health concerns persist

Feb. 27, 2024—The latest analysis of the 2024 Tennessee Child Health Poll has found that the proportion of uninsured kids in Tennessee held steady from the 2023 poll, and the rates of mental health diagnoses and associated concerns from Tennessee parents remain high.

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Ballerina dancing again after inspiring recovery from brain tumor

Feb. 27, 2024—Emily Kneussle, a 20-year-old aspiring professional ballerina, was “born a dancer.” When a tumor in her brain threatened her dreams, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt helped her get back on stage.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt begins treating patients with novel gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Feb. 23, 2024—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt's Jonathan Soslow, MD, and Bryan Burnette, MD, recently began treating patients with a novel gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s facility dog Squid to appear on “Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala,” airing Feb. 21

Feb. 16, 2024—Squid, the facility dog for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and his handler, Leslie Grissim, MA, facility dog coordinator, are set to make their red-carpet debut Wednesday, Feb. 21. The Monroe Carell duo will be featured as part of Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala, airing on CBS (WTVF) at 8 p.m. CST. The variety...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt celebrates 20 years of service

Feb. 8, 2024—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is celebrating 20 years as Middle Tennessee’s first full-service children’s hospital and is commemorating its mission of caring for children and their families.

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Education, bullying, mental health, school gun violence top list of parental concerns for their children: poll

Feb. 7, 2024—The latest results from an annual poll of Tennessee parents from the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy again show education and school quality is the leading concern parents have for their children for the third consecutive year.

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Retirement won’t slow down pioneering neonatal nurse Odessa Settles

Jan. 19, 2024—Odessa Settles may have retired after spending more than 50 years as a neonatal nurse at Vanderbilt, but her career is far from over.

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Marlee Crankshaw retires after 40 years of service to Vanderbilt

Jan. 19, 2024—Now retired, Marlee Crankshaw first entered the doors of Vanderbilt University Medical Center 40 years ago.

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Health equity champion Arie Nettles retires

Jan. 19, 2024—Arie Nettles, PhD, professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Retired, at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has retired.

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Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis and Treatment Center honored by CF Foundation

Jan. 10, 2024—The Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis and Treatment Center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been selected for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 2023 Outstanding Care Center Partnership Award.

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