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MIS-C diagnosis rare in vaccinated children with no previous COVID-19 diagnosis

Feb. 24, 2022—A Vanderbiltl study found that children who received the COVID-19 vaccine who had not previously been diagnosed with COVID infection are unlikely to be diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

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Study to explore neurologic impact of flu treatment

Feb. 24, 2022—A Vanderbilt study will explore the neurologic and psychiatric complications of flu and evaluate adverse effects of the antiviral treatment oseltamivir, also known by the brand name Tamiflu.

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Upperman appointed to NACCD advisory committee

Feb. 23, 2022—Vanderbilt's Jeffrey Upperman, MD, has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD) by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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VUMC designated a Tourette syndrome center of excellence

Feb. 23, 2022—The Vanderbilt Center for Tourette Syndrome and Other Tic Disorders has been designated a Tourette Association of America (TAA) Center of Excellence.

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Rush named among 2022 Women of Influence

Feb. 10, 2022—Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, President of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named a 2022 Women of Influence by Nashville Business Journal (NBJ).

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Project SEARCH program hits employment milestone

Feb. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt's Project SEARCH for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities recently marked a milestone when it hired its 100th employee.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Michael Kuntz

Feb. 8, 2022—Michael Kuntz, MD, recently joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as assistant professor of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology.

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Children’s Hospital patients get creative for Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball team as part of Coaches vs. Cancer

Feb. 3, 2022—by Christina Echegaray Ariana Robinson, 14, loves family and animals, appreciates the vibrancy of life and believes in hard work. Logan Hall, 13, is an avid sports fan and athlete and is passionate about a good motivational speech from his coaches before a football or baseball game. Both Ariana and Logan have acute myeloid leukemia...

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Respiratory therapist was once a neonatal intensive care unit patient

Feb. 3, 2022—Melanie Walker knows was once a patient in Vanderbilt's neonatal intensive care unit. Today, she's a respiratory therapist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Study finds shorter treatment better for young children with outpatient pneumonia

Feb. 3, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that five days of antibiotics is superior to 10 days for children with community-acquired pneumonia who are not hospitalized.

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Initiative shares ECMO expertise with Ballad Health

Jan. 27, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently hosted representatives of Ballad Health, a regional health system serving East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, to train its team to provide a life-saving medical program called ECMO.

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Children’s Hospital program brought flu vaccines to underserved areas

Jan. 27, 2022—by Christina Echegaray Before the current rise in flu cases in Middle Tennessee, a group of doctors and nurses at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt set out in the fall to protect children from flu before it ever arrived. The team, led by pediatrician Elizabeth Williams, MD, MPH, dubbed its project “The Mobile...

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