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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
UNC's Fischer one of 'the ones who answered the call'
TIME magazine selected Ebola Fighters as their Person of the Year 2014. We are proud that William A. Fischer II, MD, from the UNC School of Medicine was one of "the ones who answered the call."
Located in News / 2014 / December
Two UNC doctors participating in Ebola clinical trial
William A. Fischer II and David Wohl are taking part in a clinical trial at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, in which plasma from survivors of Ebola virus disease is given to patients who are battling the disease.
Located in News / 2014 / December
UNC awarded $6.25 million renewal grant by NIH Rare Diseases Research Network
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a five-year, $6.25 million renewal grant to continue its work as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN).
Located in News / 2014 / October
UNC researchers find unsuspected characteristics of new CF drugs, offering potential paths to more effective therapies
The study, led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, provides evidence that could help drug developers improve compounds aimed at correcting CFTR proteins in cystic fibrosis patients.
Located in News / 2014 / July
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
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
Katelyn
Twelve-year-old Katelyn is a fighter. She’s always been a fighter. From the moment she took her first breath, her family has been told time and time again that she may not survive the complications she suffers from cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia, but each time, with the help of her loved ones and UNC caregivers, she has found the strength to beat the odds. This is Katelyn’s story.
Located in UNC Children's News / News / Calendar Kids
Timothy
At age 7, Timothy is the only living person in the world (and the oldest ever!) with a specific gene mutation causing myriad medical problems, including the most severe case of insulin-dependent diabetes his N.C. Children's Hospital care team has ever seen.
Located in UNC Children's News / / Calendar Kids / 2011 Archive
Tamborino Family
Everything in the Tamborino house is bigger—the meals, the celebrations and, without question, the affection. Parents, Norine and Frank, do everything bigger, because four of their five boisterous children—Julie, 20, Tori, 17, Catherine , 15, and Frankie, 10—have cystic fibrosis, and they know they have to make each moment count. Having been in and out of several health care systems, the close-knit family found a home away from home at UNC. This is the Tamborinos' story.
Located in UNC Children's News / News / Calendar Kids