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Heritable change: a $1,000,000 private gift supports research, next generation leadership in MPS
With a $1,000,000 gift honoring the memory of their son, Catherine and Wayne Bardsley created the Jeffrey David Bardsley Fellowship in Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism and the Jeffrey David Bardsley Fund for Excellence in Research to transform the once-dire genetic heritage of mucopolysaccharidoses into a legacy of hope.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / June 8
AAAAI Installs New President at 2017 Annual Meeting
David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI, is Andrews Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Located in News / 2017 / March
Collaboration offers genetic testing for NC newborns
A new NIH-funded consortium in North Carolina will offer Early Check, a free newborn screening done in partnership with the N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health, UNC, Duke University, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Located in News / 2017 / January
HPDP receives $1.5 million to develop diabetes self-management education toolkit
Dr. Thomas Keyserling and Dr. Greg Randolph from the UNC School of Medicine are investigators in the project.
Located in News / 2016 / November
UNC heart transplant patient featured on Ellen Degeneres Show
Fourteen-year-old Al-J was diagnosed with a heart condition as an infant, and patiently waited for the transplant that might save his life. Al-J met Ellen and told her his emotional story of survival.
Located in Employee News Online / 2016 / Sept. 29
Succeeding with Turner Syndrome
Jennifer Law, MD, director of UNC Children’s Turner Syndrome Program, is working to build awareness of Turner syndrome and show patients and their families that they can overcome their diagnosis.
Located in News / 2016 / August
Medicine's Mentors: Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD
At UNC Health Care, we understand that our achievements -- as individuals and as a healthcare system -- would be impossible without the people who challenged, helped, and encouraged us along the way. In Medicine’s Mentors, our new video series, UNC Health Care professionals and medical students share stories of those who helped shape them and discuss what makes mentorship at UNC Health Care unique. Here, Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, opens up about her mentors from Mississippi to Spelman College to Wayne State University to UNC.
Located in News / 2016 / July
UNC researchers home in on promising treatment for peanut allergy
The first-ever clinical study of preschoolers allergic to peanuts could lead to safe and effective treatment for millions of people.
Located in News / 2016 / August
Within hours of undergoing routine wisdom teeth surgery, Burlington teen Ayanna Smith found herself in the fight of her life. The cause? Sepsis. After Ayanna's mom and providers realized how dire the situation had become for her, she was quickly rushed to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UNC Children’s, where her team of providers, including Drs. Ben Haithcock and Tina Schade Willis, among many others, helped save her life. After more than 40 days in the hospital, she is now recovering and resuming her life. Watch and read this feature by WRAL.
Located in Employee News Online / 2016 / July 14
The Bigger the Bottle, the Bigger the Baby?
A new UNC School of Medicine study shows that the size of a bottle may contribute to greater weight gain and size for formula-fed infants, putting them at greater risk for obesity later in life.
Located in News / 2016 / June