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The challenge of rejection

Oct. 28, 2021—Minimizing variation in how rejection is diagnosed and creating standardized surveillance protocols may help inform best practices in pediatric heart transplants.

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Kannankeril named inaugural holder of the Richard B. Johnston Jr., MD, Chair in Pediatric Research

Sep. 22, 2021—Prince Kannankeril, MD, MSCI, has been appointed inaugural holder of the Richard B. Johnston Jr. MD, Chair in Pediatric Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Pediatric Cardiology icon Thomas P. Graham Jr., MD, dies at 83

Mar. 24, 2020—Renowned Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt cardiologist Thomas P. Graham Jr., MD, who founded and led the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Vanderbilt for 33 years, died Wednesday, March 18. He was 83.

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Cell-cell signals in developing heart

Jun. 10, 2019—Scott Baldwin and colleagues have discovered early signaling events during heart development, findings that could guide cell replacement therapies for heart disease.

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Cardiac dysfunction in DMD

Mar. 28, 2019—The protein MMP7 is elevated in blood from patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who have cardiac dysfunction, suggesting that it may be a biomarker for heart disease severity.

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Young heart patient, care team bond through music

Oct. 18, 2018—Sydney Andrade-Rubio usually brings her ukulele during hospital stays and clinic visits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Muscular dystrophy clue

Feb. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a role for immune system T cells in slowing the decline in skeletal muscle function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Pediatric cardiologist Johns thrives in many roles

Nov. 2, 2017—Pediatric cardiologist James Johns, M.D., relishes being a physician who wears many hats.

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NOTCH1 role in heart development

Jul. 3, 2017—The identification of a genetic culprit for hypoplastic left heart syndrome could lead to new treatments for the condition.

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Initiative seeks to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in children

Apr. 6, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently launched a chapter of Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory), a national organization committed to preventing sudden cardiac arrest in children and teens through education and life-saving programs.

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Immune response in transplantation

Dec. 16, 2015—Thirty-three percent of pediatric heart transplant patients developed antibodies against the donor heart, which can lead to rejection, a new Vanderbilt study reports.

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Baldwin awarded AHA’s Helen B. Taussig Memorial Lecture

Dec. 10, 2015—Scott Baldwin, M.D., director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, recently was awarded the American Heart Association’s Helen B. Taussig Memorial Lecture, considered one of the most renowned invited lectures in the United States.

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