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Department of Pediatrics Archives

Vanderbilt mourns loss of pediatrics icon Wadlington

May. 25, 2016—William B. Wadlington, M.D., a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine class of 1952 and former member of the Board of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, died May 18. He was 89.

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Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus, Allergy Program sees uptick in alpha-gal syndrome

Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus, and Allergy Program has seen an increase in the number of patients being treated for alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known as the red meat allergy linked to tick bites.

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Clinicians, researchers team to treat boy’s rare disorder

Mar. 3, 2016—Test after test failed to reveal why Denny Majano wasn’t gaining weight or why he suffered from severe, chronic diarrhea. At 5 weeks old, instead of gaining weight as newborns should, Denny had lost a pound since birth.

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Pediatrics awarded physician-scientist training support

Feb. 18, 2016—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Vanderbilt’s Department of Pediatrics a K12 training grant to support early career faculty to become physician-scientists, the first time the department has received such an award.

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Therapies to prevent preterm birth

Feb. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a high-throughput assay that will aid in identifying new compounds to treat preterm labor or postpartum bleeding.

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Immune tolerance in endothelial cells

Jan. 7, 2016—Inducing “tolerance” to bacterial toxins in the endothelial cells that line blood vessels may offer a new approach for preventing the negative consequences of sepsis.

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Immune response in transplantation

Dec. 16, 2015—Thirty-three percent of pediatric heart transplant patients developed antibodies against the donor heart, which can lead to rejection, a new Vanderbilt study reports.

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Taylor named to federal autism advisory committee

Dec. 3, 2015—Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D., has been appointed to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, (IACC) the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced recently.

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Lung diseases expert Garcia set for Discovery Lecture

Dec. 3, 2015—Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, M.D., recognized for developing novel therapies for critically ill patients with acute inflammatory lung disease, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 10.

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Malow appointed to new Tennessee autism task force

Dec. 3, 2015—Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., has been appointed to the Tennessee Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force, a new entity created to study and make recommendations to the Tennessee General Assembly regarding ways to improve access to programs and services for early screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Tennessee.

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Higher cigarette taxes linked to fewer infant deaths

Dec. 1, 2015—Higher taxes and prices for cigarettes are strongly associated with lower infant mortality rates in the United States, according to a new study from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan released Dec. 1 in the journal Pediatrics.

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Children, heart disease, and IQ

Nov. 16, 2015—Treatment for congenital heart disease during infancy may result in cognitive and attentional deficits during adolescence and young adulthood, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

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