Pediatrics

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

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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Magness, Jalazo Rally for Research on Capitol Hill

Magness, Jalazo Rally for Research on Capitol Hill

Scott Magness, PhD, and Liz Jalazo, MD, were part of a large contingent of researchers from across the country who met with Congressional leaders to stress the importance of biomedical research and continued funding.

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Hernandez Featured on AAAAI Podcast About Vaping

Hernandez Featured on AAAAI Podcast About Vaping

Michelle Hernandez, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, discusses e-cigarettes and vaping on the latest episode of "Conversations from the World of Allergy," a podcast from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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External Advisory Board Issues Findings & Recommendations  for UNC Children’s Pediatric Heart Surgery Program

External Advisory Board Issues Findings & Recommendations for UNC Children’s Pediatric Heart Surgery Program

The report, which was reviewed by the UNC Health Care Board of Directors September 16th, makes several detailed recommendations to improve the program, while noting UNC Health Care’s commitment to programmatic quality and improvement.

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Jaspers lays out the case against using e-cigarette products

Jaspers lays out the case against using e-cigarette products

The Conversation, a nonprofit international news organization featuring academics who want to write for a general audience, posted an article written by Ilona Jaspers, PhD, toxicologist and professor of pediatrics and microbiology & immunology.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Rapid Precision Medicine for Infants in ICUs"

The Children's Research Institute presents its September 2019 speaker, Stephen Kingsmore, MD, DSc, for his talk, "Rapid Precision Medicine for Infants in ICUs."

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Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

This prestigious honor from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports exceptional graduate students committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders across the country. Read about their past experiences and research in their own words.

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Food allergens may also trigger the development of autoimmune diseases in addition to food allergic diseases

Food allergens have been known to cause food allergy to allergic individuals. However, no medical research has before reported that food allergens may also trigger the development of autoimmune diseases.

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Beck Dallaghan named 2019 president-elect and 2020 president of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education

Beck Dallaghan named 2019 president-elect and 2020 president of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education

Gary L. Beck Dallaghan, PhD, Director of Educational Scholarship for the UNC School of Medicine and Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics, has been elected 2019 president-elect and 2020 president of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education. Beck Dallaghan has served as the treasurer for the organization over the past four years.

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UNC Health Care Announces Initiatives to Restore Confidence in Pediatric Heart Surgery Program

Steps include releasing data on patient outcomes, forming an external advisory board, pausing some complex surgeries temporarily, investing in program enhancements and more

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UNC-Chapel Hill to Co-lead $9.5 million Effort to Detect Autism Earlier

UNC-Chapel Hill to Co-lead $9.5 million Effort to Detect Autism Earlier

The NIH grant will help researchers led by Joe Piven, MD, determine if earlier detection can lead to earlier behavioral interventions to improve outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Fiscus Co-Authors Article on Physician Burnout

Fiscus Co-Authors Article on Physician Burnout

Lynne Fiscus, MD, MPH, Chief Value Officer (CVO) and Executive Medical Director of UNC Physicians Network, is a co-author of an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine that estimates physician burnout costs the U.S. health care system $4.6 billion a year.

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UNC Researchers Receive NIH Grants to Develop STD vaccines

UNC Researchers Receive NIH Grants to Develop STD vaccines

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has funded four multi-university cooperative research centers to develop vaccines for chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea. Toni Darville, MD, is the principal investigator on one of them through a grant for up to $10.7 million.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm"

The Children's Research Institute presents its May 2019 speakers, Michael O'Shea, MD, MPH, and Rebecca Fry, PhD, for their talk, "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm."

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