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Sexually assaulted adolescents often receive suboptimal emergency care
A new study reveals vast disparities in the treatment of adolescent sexual assault victims by emergency departments across the country, with many victims leaving the ER without recommended tests and preventive treatments. The findings of the study, led by UNC Children’s Dr. Samantha Schilling, were published in the Nov. 2 edition of the journal Pediatrics.
Located in UNC Children's News / News
A Long-term Research Relationship
As a high school student, Caitlin Burk began working in the research lab of Wesley Burks, MD. Now, eight years later, she continues that work while balancing the demanding schedule of a third-year medical student.
Located in News / 2016 / April
Successful Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Results Published in NEJM
The treatment, AR101 from Aimmune Therapeutics, was based on research conducted in the lab of Wesley Burks, MD. It significantly increased the amount of peanut protein tolerated. UNC’s Edwin Kim, MD, MS, was PI at the UNC site of this international trial.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Piven honored with Ruane Prize for autism research
At an awards dinner in New York City, Joseph Piven was named co-recipient of the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.
Located in News / 2018 / October
Statement from family of N.C. shark attack victim
Please see the following statement from the family of the female shark attack victim in North Carolina who is currently being treated at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C. We will be posting updates on Ms. Yow's condition on our newsroom at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily: news.unchealthcare.org. We will be unable to provide updates outside of those times. Additionally, the family will not be providing any interviews and requests that the media do not try to contact them and respect their privacy.
Located in News / 2015 / June
Peden elected to leadership role in American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
David Peden, MD, MS, has been elected to the leadership track of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Dec. 23
External Advisory Board Issues Findings & Recommendations for UNC Children’s Pediatric Heart Surgery Program
The report, which was reviewed by the UNC Health Care Board of Directors September 16th, makes several detailed recommendations to improve the program, while noting UNC Health Care’s commitment to programmatic quality and improvement.
Located in News / 2019 / September
Researchers from UNC Lineberger, Norway launch cancer genetics collaboration
Researchers from Norway visited the cancer center last week to learn firsthand about UNCseq, a clinical trial launched in 2011 at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. In the trial, researchers use a profile of the genetic and molecular alterations in patients' tumors to try to identify targeted treatments for them.
Located in News / 2015 / September
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm"
The Children's Research Institute presents its May 2019 speakers, Michael O'Shea, MD, MPH, and Rebecca Fry, PhD, for their talk, "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm."
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / April 18
Basket-Ball gala to benefit UNC Children’s in April
UNC men’s basketball legend and 1978 NCAA national player of the year, Phil Ford, and voice of the Tar Heels, Jones Angell, will be at the helm helping raise money for UNC Children’s at the N.C. Children’s Promise’s ninth annual gala, the Basket-Ball.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Jan. 15