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Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function
Lung cell impairment can occur with exposure to e-cigarettes, but other short and long-term effects of vaping remain unknown.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Aug. 23
N.C. Children’s Hospital one of “America’s Best”
North Carolina Children’s Hospital has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.”
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2016 / June
Richard C. Boucher, MD
Richard C. Boucher, MD is an Executive Associate Dean for Translational Research, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine and an expert in cystic fibrosis, asthma, airway diseases.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Catching his breath
Born premature at 26 weeks, David Cumbie was just 11 weeks old when doctors in Boston performed a tracheostomy to bypass his obstructed airway. More than two years later, a team of UNC Children’s specialists gave him back his breath—and his voice.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2014 / Issue 8
N.C. Children's Airway Center
The N.C. Children's Airway Center was established in 2007 to treat children with complex airway problems. This multidisciplinary center is one of only a handful the in country and provides cutting-edge care to children throughout the Southeast.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2013 / Issue 4
UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma
Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have identified and isolated a protein that could play a vital role in regulating proper airway function. When that protein is low in volume or missing altogether, it can cause airway hyper-reactivity in asthma.
Located in News / 2017 / February
Study shows meetings with palliative care clinicians offer no additional benefit to caretakers of chronically critically ill patients
The research published in JAMA also found that ICU clinicians provided adequate communication, information.
Located in News / 2016 / July
Researchers pin down genetic pathways linked to CF disease severity
New findings from the UNC School of Medicine may shed light on why cystic fibrosis patients with the same genetic mutation can have different disease severity and may react differently to medications
Located in News / 2015 / February
The Family Disease
Cystic fibrosis took five of her siblings at a young age. Now, Wanda O’Neal, PhD, is part of a team of UNC researchers searching for reasons why. Their latest work has provided new insights that will help unravel why a sixth sibling with CF is living a productive life as he turns 50.
Located in News / 2015 / April
A Lifelong Mission
When Billy Fischer, MD, was a child, his family spent time living in China. While there, he was struck by the stark contrast between how people lived in China at that time and how his family lived. He's dedicated himself to addressing poverty and disparity and found medicine to be the way he could make the most impact.
Located in News / 2015 / September