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Potential pancreatic cancer treatment could increase life expectancy
Device that drives drugs into solid tumors that are poorly vascularized opens the possibility of life-saving surgeries in cancer patients. James Byrne, PhD, a medical student and member of Joseph DeSimone’s lab, led the research by constructing the device and examining its ability to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs effectively to pancreatic cancer tumors, as well as two types of breast cancer tumors.
Located in News / 2015 / February
Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs'
UNC’s obstetrics and gynecology residency was ranked No. 5 nationwide and No. 1 in the South, and UNC's family medicine residency was ranked No. 7 nationwide. In addition, 11 UNC programs were named among the Top Residencies of the South.
Located in News / 2015 / January
Nelson wins 2014 STSA Congenital Heart Surgery President's Award
Jennifer Nelson, MD, assistant professor of surgery, was awarded the 2014 Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) Congenital Heart Surgery President’s Award for her paper, “Long-term Outcomes After the Ross Procedure in Children Vary by Age at Operation.”
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Dec. 4
Interactive Workforce Model Will Bring Invaluable New Data and Insight to Physician Shortage Debate
New Online Model Offers Timely, Customizable Projections of How Physician Supply Will Match Future Use of Healthcare Services at Local, State and National Levels
Located in News / 2014 / July
UNC-Malawi Surgical Initiative teams with Kamazu Central Hospital to open new Burn Unit and Operating Theatre
The new facilities are the result of collaboration between the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Johnson & Johnson, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, and Kamuzu Central Hospital.
Located in News / 2014 / June
Simulation event offers opportunity to test distracted driving skills
UNC’s Division of Pediatric Surgery will host a driving-while-distracted simulation event on Monday, April 6, featuring a text-and-drive simulator that enables the public to experience firsthand the dangers of distracted driving.
Located in UNC Children's News / News
Twice the Care: Daughter and mother receive excellent care at N.C. Children's Hospital
The same day WakeMed Raleigh transferred 6-year-old Elexus to N.C. Children's Hospital for specialty care last October, her mother, Cherilyn, had chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Located in UNC Children's News / / Calendar Kids / 2011 Archive
Surgeons say parents must prepare children for contact with dogs
Physicians at UNC Children's have noted an increase in the number of cases involving dogs and harm to children. With dogs being a part of many families, parents should take steps to prevent injuries from dog bites.
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2016 / August
William
William, born with a rare congenital condition called Hirschsprung disease, was transferred to UNC Hospitals within days of birth for specialized surgery to repair his colon. The surgery saved his life. Now 11 and experiencing recurrent problems, William is once again under expert care at UNC, this time in the "new" children's hospital. This is William’s story.
Located in UNC Children's News / News / Calendar Kids
Level I pediatric trauma center gives patient miraculous second chance at life
When 6-year-old Lilli Goins was in a catastrophic car accident near her hometown in Pembroke, N.C., her injuries were so severe, first responders told her mom she wouldn’t survive. As fate would have it, though, Lilli was airlifted to N.C. Children's Hospital, now an ACS-verified Level I pediatric trauma center, and experienced a miraculous recovery.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2014 / Issue 1