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Dolly Parton donates $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jun. 15, 2022—Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to help in the fight against serious infectious diseases such as coronavirus that have worldwide ramifications.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt earns top honors from U.S. News & World Report

Jun. 14, 2022—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again been named the No. 1 children’s hospital in Tennessee and continues to be recognized among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital rankings.

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Project Search graduation

Jun. 2, 2022—Nine participants of the Project SEARCH program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center celebrated the completion of their nine-month internship training on Friday, May 20, in the theater of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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ATV crashes are fourth leading cause of trauma admission at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

May. 19, 2022—  by Jessica Pasley Brayden Mahar, 12, has been riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) since he was 5 years old. It is not an unusual sight for him to ride around his Manchester, Tennessee, neighborhood that dead ends into cul-de-sacs. One thing is certain — he always wears a helmet. Heath Mahar, Brayden’s father, knows...

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Steeplechase 2022

May. 16, 2022—The 2022 Iroquois Steeplechase took place on Saturday, May 14 to raise funds for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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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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Experts seek uniform patient confidentiality policies for adolescents

May. 9, 2022—New Vanderbilt research outlines how laws concerning adolescent patient confidentiality and independent adolescent consent for health care services vary substantially from state to state, are often unclear, and often run counter to patient confidentiality standards advocated by medical societies.

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Williams honored by Society for Hospital Medicine

May. 5, 2022—Vanderbilt's Derek Williams, MD, has received the 2022 Excellence in Research award from the Society for Hospital Medicine.

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Teen’s life saved thanks to Children’s Hospital AED training program

May. 3, 2022—When high school student Linton Beck suffered a cardiac event in class, his teachers knew just want to do thanks to automated external defibrillator training provided by Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VUMC named BEST for Babies hospital by TDH

Apr. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center once again was named as a BEST for Babies hospital by the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt/CDC investigate mysterious liver disease in children

Apr. 26, 2022—Physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are collaborating with the CDC and other hepatologists around the country to help figure out the origins of a mysterious liver disease affecting children ages 1 month to 16 years old.

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Study explores parents’ reluctance to flu, COVID vaccines for children

Apr. 7, 2022—Vanderbilt research found parents who are reluctant to vaccinate their children against the flu are more than five times as likely to decline the COVID-19 vaccine for their children.

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