Author: Christina Echegaray
Dec. 6, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of only nine children’s hospitals in the nation, and the only children’s hospital in Tennessee, to be named a Leapfrog Top Hospital for 2016.
Dec. 1, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are leading a multicenter clinical trial to evaluate whether a shorter course of antibiotics — five days instead of 10 — is effective at treating community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children who show improvement after the first few days of taking antibiotics.
Nov. 17, 2016—Gingerbread paper dolls, snowmen and a scarf-sporting Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer are among the artistic creations adorning products available through the annual Holiday Project benefiting patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Nov. 10, 2016—Two years ago, Laura and Justin Burney faced the unthinkable: almost losing their infant daughter, Brooklyn.
Sep. 22, 2016—Richard Ho, M.D., MSCI, associate professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Scholar Grant to study ways to reduce long-term side effects of chemotherapy in pediatric cancer survivors and develop more personalized therapies for pediatric oncology patients.
Sep. 19, 2016—Construction is underway at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for a planned four-floor expansion that will advance the size and scope of the hospital’s comprehensive array of specialty and subspecialty pediatric health care programs.
Sep. 8, 2016—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, delivered the annual State of the Department of Pediatrics address on Tuesday, stressing the continued importance of the enterprise’s four mission areas — research, clinical care, education and advocacy and service.
Sep. 1, 2016—William Tansey, Ph.D., professor of Cell Development and Biology and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to study malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRTs).
Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) made history in 1997 when two surgeons pioneered fetal surgery to treat spina bifida, or myelomeningocele, the most common birth defect in the central nervous system.
Aug. 11, 2016—Antwane Cole Jr., known as “AJ” to friends and family, began his summer playing football and enjoying his favorite superhero, Spiderman.
Jul. 21, 2016—Janelly Martinez-Amador grabbed headlines and hearts around the world three years ago when news spread of her remarkable fight for survival against a rare metabolic disease at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.