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

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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Powell Joins Board of American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Powell Joins Board of American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Dr. Powell’s clinical and research interests include dysmorphology, genetic syndromes, and ethical issues of genetic testing and newborn screening.

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Genetics and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: "Asthma in the Post-GWAS Era: Searching for the Mid-Hanging Fruit"

The GMB Friday Seminar Series welcomes Carole Ober, Professor and Chair of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago, for her talk, “Asthma in the Post-GWAS Era: Searching for the Mid-Hanging Fruit."

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Discovery Shows How Mucus Build-up, Not Infections, Triggers Cystic Fibrosis Lung Damage

Discovery Shows How Mucus Build-up, Not Infections, Triggers Cystic Fibrosis Lung Damage

Giving mucus-thinning therapies in early childhood might delay the worst symptoms and infections associated with CF, according to a study led by Charles Esther, MD, PhD, and Marianne Muhlebach, MD. Their paper is the cover story of Science Translational Medicine.

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February 28 is Rare Disease Day

February 28 is Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day is an international movement to increase awareness of the need for research into little-known diseases that have a big impact.

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UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report

UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report

All six basic science departments rank in the top 10 in NIH finding, according to a new report by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 11 clinical departments rank in the top 30.

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Muenzer Presents Additional Results from Groundbreaking Genome Editing Clinical Trial

Muenzer Presents Additional Results from Groundbreaking Genome Editing Clinical Trial

Interim results presented by UNC's Joseph Muenzer, MD, PhD, provide preliminary evidence that in vivo genome editing occurred in a clinical trial testing a treatment for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II (MPS II), also known as Hunter syndrome.

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TBJ Selects Seven Health Care Heroes from UNC Medical Center, School of Medicine

TBJ Selects Seven Health Care Heroes from UNC Medical Center, School of Medicine

Triangle Business Journal selected seven medical and research leaders as Health Care Heroes, including former Dean and UNC Health Care CEO William Roper, current Dean and CEO Wesley Burks, and the student-led organization White Coats Black Doctors.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in Children: Beyond Schizophrenia"

The Children's Research Institute presents its February speaker, Stephen Hooper, PhD, for his talk, "22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in Children: Beyond Schizophrenia."

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Examining the relationship between length of stay and the time of discharge in pediatric patients

Examining the relationship between length of stay and the time of discharge in pediatric patients

A common strategy used by hospitals to reduce overcrowding of inpatient units may not produce consistent results, a new study suggests. Discharges Before Noon, or DCBNs, are thought to mitigate overcrowding and improve patient outcomes by allowing for earlier emergency department admissions; however, studies of the relationship between DCBNs and length of stay have had mixed results. At the same time, early discharge rates remain a high priority for many hospitals across the country.

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School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List

School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List

Fourteen UNC School of Medicine faculty members were listed by Clarivate Analytics in the company’s 2018 Highly Cited Research list.

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Why Underestimating the Health Effects of Vaping is a Bad Idea

Why Underestimating the Health Effects of Vaping is a Bad Idea

In this video, UNC School of Medicine toxicologist Ilona Jaspers, PhD, explains the science of inhaling vapor from e-cigarette products and why we should not compare vaping or "juuling" to smoking.

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