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A "Fitbit" For Better Lung Function
Two UNC School of Medicine students team up with peers at Duke and NC State to create a device to help COPD patients improve lung function, track their health, and provide data for doctors.
Located in News / 2015 / October
A Grand Opening
With the dedication of Marsico Hall, UNC ushered in a new era of medical research, collaboration, and promise for the people of North Carolina and beyond.
Located in News / 2014 / March
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
Avery
Two-year-old Avery's medical journey at N.C. Children's Hospital began even before birth. UNC's maternal-fetal specialists cared for her while in the womb, and teams of the Children's Hospital's pediatric specialists began caring for her the very minute she was born.
Located in UNC Children's News / / Calendar Kids / 2011 Archive
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
Chandler, a breath of life
When we shared Chandler's story in 2010, she had just found her voice through specialists at the UNC Children's Airway Center. We get a glimpse of Chandler's life today in this special update.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2014 / Issue 9
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
Egan spearheads groundbreaking clinical trial for lung donation
A successful clinical trial could increase the pool of available donated lungs for thousands of patients.
Located in News / 2013 / November
Five genetic regions implicated in cystic fibrosis severity
An international consortium of researchers conducted the largest-ever CF genome-wide analysis to find new therapeutic targets.
Located in News / 2015 / September
Gene variations linked to intestinal blockage in newborns with cystic fibrosis
The discovery by an international team of researchers offers the possibility of developing therapies to intervene in utero. Some of these genes may influence disease in other cystic fibrosis-affected organs.
Located in News / 2012 / April