Pediatrics

The latest pediatrics news from the N.C. Children's Hospital, UNC Health Care, and the UNC School of Medicine.

Research shows blood cultures performed on children with skin infections largely ineffective

Research shows blood cultures performed on children with skin infections largely ineffective

The majority of blood cultures performed on children with common skin and soft tissue infections are unnecessary, according to a new article by co-authors, Eric Zwemer, MD, and John R. Stephens, MD, of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicines.

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Durham Bulls Game Supporting Children's Research Institute

A night at the ball park that celebrates the hit show, "Stranger Things" and benefits UNC Children's Research - what more could you ask? Thanks to the Durham Bulls Baseball Club for their support!

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Peden named chair of FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee

Peden named chair of FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee

The advisory committee advises the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the FDA on matters, including approvals, related to allergenic products for clinical use with specific indications for allergic diseases including allergic rhinitis, asthma, food allergy, and insect allergy.

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Jaspers, Clapp featured in NY Times for e-cigarette research

Jaspers, Clapp featured in NY Times for e-cigarette research

Researchers in lab of Ilona Jaspers, PhD, found that the common food additive cinnamaldehyde impaired cilia -- the hair-like structures on lung cells crucial for proper respiratory function.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Sildenafil in Premature Infants"

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its June speaker, Matthew Laughon, MD, MPH, for his talk, "Sildenafil in Premature Infants."

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Mentoring in the Era of #MeToo

Mentoring in the Era of #MeToo

Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, vice dean for education, wrote a commentary JAMA this week about the power and importance of mentorships as society continues to progress toward gender equality.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism"

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its April speaker, Joseph Piven, MD, for his talk, "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism."

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Dengue as a Pediatric Infectious Disease and the Current Status of Vaccine Development"

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its March speaker, Aravinda de Silva, PhD, MPH, for his talk, "Dengue as a Pediatric Infectious Disease and the Current Status of Vaccine Development."

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Peanut allergy therapy proves effective during phase 3 clinical trial

Peanut allergy therapy proves effective during phase 3 clinical trial

Wesley Burks, MD, was a principal investigator on the phase 3 PALISADE trial to determine the efficacy of the AR101 oral immunotherapy developed by Aimmune Therapeutics for people allergic to peanuts.

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UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding

UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding

The UNC School of Medicine ranks 16th overall in NIH funding; 6th among public universities. The department of cell biology and physiology is the highest ranked at 2nd overall.

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Davis named Chair of Department of Pediatrics

Davis named Chair of Department of Pediatrics

Stephanie D. Davis, MD, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine and Physician in Chief of UNC Children’s Hospital effective July 23, 2018.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Epigenomics as a Strategy to Explore Human Cancers"

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its February speaker, Ian Davis, MD, PhD for his talk, "Epigenomics as a Strategy to Explore Human Cancers."

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Bearing Witness: UNC Children’s Physicians Making a Global Impact

Bearing Witness: UNC Children’s Physicians Making a Global Impact

UNC Medicine's Dr. Elizabeth Fitzgerald works in Malawi to not only help the sick, but to work towards building a medical system in the impoverished nation.

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Can asthma be controlled with a vitamin supplement?

Can asthma be controlled with a vitamin supplement?

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Michelle Hernandez, MD, found that asthma patients taking a kind of vitamin E called gamma tocopherol had less inflammation of the airways. The study points to a new way to control asthma’s chronic symptoms.

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Burks publishes clinical practice article in NEJM

Burks publishes clinical practice article in NEJM

The article, written by Dr. Wesley Burks of UNC and Dr. Stacie M. Jones of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is published in the September 21, 2017 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Tamera Coyne-Beasley featured in UNC Women in Science series

Tamera Coyne-Beasley featured in UNC Women in Science series

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, as well as director of the North Carolina Child Research Health Network at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NCTraCS). She is the president of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Her research focuses on sexual health, vaccines, injury, and violence prevention among adolescents.

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Tips for Parents of Kids with Food Allergies

Tips for Parents of Kids with Food Allergies

With kids headed back to school, parents should discuss the facts of food allergies with their child. Dr. Edwin Kim of UNC's Food Allergy Initiative has advice for that.

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