March 29, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today that the prevalence of children in the United States with autism has increased. The newly released statistics suggest one in 88 children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, up from one in 110 released in 2009. Zachary Warren, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders, says effective early identification and treatment of autism is a public health emergency. Read more...

Event honors new endowed chair holders at VU


Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored Monday during a celebration at the Student Life Center. Their collective achievement "is, I think by any measure, extraordinary," said Richard McCarty, Ph.D., provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, in his introductory remarks. Read more...

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt offers headphone safety tips to prevent hearing loss


With the proliferation of smart phones, portable gaming systems and media players, more children - especially teenagers - are listening to ear buds and headphones at dangerously high volume levels. Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips to parents and teenagers to help prevent long-term hearing loss. Read more...

Update: Acute and Emergency Care Pediatrics conference to be April 13 and 14


The 11th annual Update: Acute and Emergency Care Pediatrics conference will be hosted by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt on Friday, April 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Downtown Sheraton Hotel. Read more...