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Author: Christina Echegaray

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named to Leapfrog’s Top Hospitals List

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.

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Study tests shorter antibiotic course in children

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.

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Holiday Project helps Children’s Hospital patients, families

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.

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Family’s PICU experience sparks commitment to giving

Nov. 10, 2016—Two years ago, Laura and Justin Burney faced the unthinkable: almost losing their infant daughter, Brooklyn.

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Predators power up Children’s Hospital support

Oct. 20, 2016—Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, Predators executive leaders and mascot Gnash recently presented the proceeds of the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels grant spurs pediatric cancer research

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.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt begins construction on four-floor expansion

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.

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People key to driving success of Department of Pediatrics: Webber

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.

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Lemonade Stand grant boosts Tansey’s pediatric tumor research

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).

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VUMC team helps launch fetal surgery program in Australia

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.

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Timing, teamwork key for young liver transplant patient

Aug. 11, 2016—Antwane Cole Jr., known as “AJ” to friends and family, began his summer playing football and enjoying his favorite superhero, Spiderman.

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Young bone patient’s progress serves as inspiration to others

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.

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