Pediatrics

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

Patients with a Liver Transplant Aren't at Greater Risk of Death from COVID-19

Patients with a Liver Transplant Aren't at Greater Risk of Death from COVID-19

UNC's Erica Brenner, MD, A. Sidney Barritt IV, MD, and Andrew M. Moon, MD, are co-authors of the study with colleagues at Oxford University.

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Hayes-Jordan Elected to American Pediatric Surgical Association Board of Directors

Hayes-Jordan Elected to American Pediatric Surgical Association Board of Directors

Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, Byah Thomason Doxey-Sanford Doxey Distinguished Professor, Chief of the division of general pediatric surgery, has been elected a governor of the board of directors for the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

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Kappelman Receives Award From Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Kappelman Receives Award From Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Michael Kappelman, MD, MPH, a professor in the division of pediatric gastroenterology in the Department of Pediatrics, has been recognized by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation as a recipient of the 2020 Uniting to Care & Cure Award.

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FARE Clinical Network Selects UNC Allergy and Immunology as FCN Discovery Center of Distinction

FARE Clinical Network Selects UNC Allergy and Immunology as FCN Discovery Center of Distinction

The UNC Allergy and Immunology Clinic has been selected to become an FCN Discovery Center of Distinction. With this new designation, lead principal investigator, Edwin Kim, MD, MS, will receive a $100,000 stipend to help develop critical infrastructure necessary to deliver optimal clinical care and leadership in the community to patients with food allergy.

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 FNIH Launches Project Testing Antibiotic to Prevent Infections in Mothers, Newborns

FNIH Launches Project Testing Antibiotic to Prevent Infections in Mothers, Newborns

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has announced a new project to test whether an antibiotic taken during labor can prevent infections in mothers and newborns in seven countries. The UNC-Chapel Hill site leader is Carl Bose, MD.

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New Study Sheds Light on IBD Patients with Covid

New Study Sheds Light on IBD Patients with Covid

Erica Brenner, MD, a pediatric gastroenterology fellow at UNC Children's Hospital, is a co-lead author of the study.

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The Society for Pediatric Research Announces Stephanie Davis as President

The Society for Pediatric Research Announces Stephanie Davis as President

The Society for Pediatric Research announced Stephanie Duggins Davis, MD, chair of the UNC Department of Pediatrics, as the society’s new president for the 2020-2021 term.

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UNC Students, Biomedical Engineers, Designers Create Masks to Protect Pediatric Patients

UNC Students, Biomedical Engineers, Designers Create Masks to Protect Pediatric Patients

To help address shortages of pediatric PPE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering created task forces of students, faculty, and designers to make more than 1,000 pediatric masks for UNC Health in just over a week.

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UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Third Straight Year

UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Third Straight Year

In the organization’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC School of Medicine 1st in primary care and 23rd in research.

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North Carolina’s Early Check Program to Add New Muscular Dystrophy Test to Newborn Screening Panel

North Carolina’s Early Check Program to Add New Muscular Dystrophy Test to Newborn Screening Panel

The test will identify Duchenne muscular dystrophy and some other types of muscle conditions, as part of the Early Check Program, which is led at UNC-Chapel Hill by Cynthia Powell, MD.

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FDA approves first drug for treatment of peanut allergy for children

FDA approves first drug for treatment of peanut allergy for children

This new treatment was developed after years of research, much of it spearheaded and completed by Wesley Burks, MD, and Edwin Kim, MD at the UNC School of Medicine.

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UNC Health Care Expands Services Available for Children in Wake County

UNC Health Care Expands Services Available for Children in Wake County

UNC Children’s Raleigh clinic and a new pediatrics wing at UNC REX Hospital will improve care for kids.

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Federal Award Funds Collaborative Child Health Effort from UNC, Duke, NC DHHS

Federal Award Funds Collaborative Child Health Effort from UNC, Duke, NC DHHS

Mike Steiner, MD, MPH, pediatrician in chief of UNC Children’s, will help lead the North Carolina Integrated Care for Kids program, which aims to create a new care and services model for children in five counties.

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UNC Children’s Heart Program Fights for Infant’s Life … Culminating in Successful Heart Transplant

UNC Children’s Heart Program Fights for Infant’s Life … Culminating in Successful Heart Transplant

Diagnosed with a congenital heart condition while still in utero, Suzi Leahy’s unborn son, Jett, was given “little chance of survival,” yet he beat the odds thanks to the life-saving care of the N.C. Pediatric Heart Center at UNC Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC.

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UNC Children's Development Early Career Investigator Grant Award

Faculty members are encouraged to apply for the UNC Children's Development Early Career Investigator Grant Award made possible through generous support from the Medical Foundation of North Carolina. Two awards of $10,000 are available to early career investigators pursuing pediatric research.

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Carolina for the Kids Faculty Investigator Award

Carolina for the Kids Faculty Investigator Award

Faculty members are encouraged to apply for the Carolina for the Kids Research Grant Award made possible through generous support from Carolina for the Kids. Two awards of $40,000 are available to early career and established investigators pursuing pediatric research.

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NIH Awards $7.5 million to ramp up clinical trials for rare, genetic airway diseases

NIH Awards $7.5 million to ramp up clinical trials for rare, genetic airway diseases

Formed 15 years ago, the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium is now co-led by UNC’s Stephanie Davis, MD, to continue advancing knowledge and treatments for genetic chronic pulmonary conditions.

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