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Author: Christina Echegaray

Patient’s freak pancreas injury spurs rapid response

Sep. 14, 2017—Macie Glover sprinted across the gym floor at school earlier this year, tripped and crashed into a wall. In a bizzare sequence of events, she hit her head and arm and scraped her knees as the force of the crash propelled her whole body arching backward into a crescent shape.

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Address highlights Pediatrics’ people, progress, growth

Sep. 7, 2017—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, delivered the annual State of the Department of Pediatrics address on Tuesday, with growth and quality improvement serving as recurring themes along with a focus on the department’s four mission areas — discovery, clinical care, education and advocacy, service and community partnerships.

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Hyundai Hope on Wheels award boosts pediatric cancer research

Aug. 24, 2017—Adam Esbenshade, M.D., MSCI, assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $50,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Impact Award. Esbenshade plans to use data to create a risk prediction model to predict blood stream infections in pediatric cancer patients.

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Dahir receives grant to support study of rare metabolic disorder

Aug. 17, 2017—Kathryn Dahir, M.D., associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, recently received the Maher Family Grant from Soft Bones Inc., an organization dedicated to providing information, education and support to those affected by hypophosphatasia (HPP).

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Children’s Hospital ED adds new rooms to speed treatment

Jul. 13, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has added seven new rooms to its Emergency Department (ED) to help increase the speed with which the team assesses and treats pediatric patients for minor emergencies.

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New approach for staph-related skin abscesses explored

Jul. 13, 2017—New multicenter research that includes Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators, could change treatment approaches to simple skin abscesses, infections often caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria.

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Event celebrates Walsh’s career as chief of Nurseries

Jun. 29, 2017—William Walsh, M.D., has always “put the baby in the middle” — sometimes literally, but most often figuratively.

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

Jun. 27, 2017—For the tenth consecutive year, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been named among the nation’s leaders in pediatric health care by U.S. News & World Report in their annual Best Children’s Hospital rankings released today.

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Patrick honored for neonatal abstinence syndrome research

Jun. 15, 2017—Stephen W. Patrick, M.D., MPH, MS, has been chosen to receive the Nemours Child Health Services Research Award, recognizing his work surrounding neonatal abstinence syndrome, a drug withdrawal syndrome experienced by infants exposed to opioids while in utero.

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Gregory to co-chair next week’s Iroquois Steeplechase

May. 4, 2017—Luke Gregory, Chief Executive Officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, will serve as honorary co-chair for the 2017 Iroquois Steeplechase.

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Study finds male infants at increased risk for NAS

May. 4, 2017—Male infants are more likely at birth than their female counterparts to be diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), and to require treatment, according to a new Vanderbilt study published in Hospital Pediatrics.

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Training program reduces parents’ use of spanking: study

Apr. 6, 2017—Early interventions and discipline training programs for parents may help decrease the use of spanking as a discipline method, according to a new Vanderbilt study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics.

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