Pediatrics

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

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

The Children's Research Institute presents its December seminar 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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Successful Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Results Published in NEJM

Successful Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Results Published in NEJM

The treatment, AR101 from Aimmune Therapeutics, was based on research conducted in the lab of Wesley Burks, MD. It significantly increased the amount of peanut protein tolerated. UNC’s Edwin Kim, MD, MS, was PI at the UNC site of this international trial.

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Flu restrictions in place

Flu restrictions in place

The flu season is here and restrictions are in place for the hospital.

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Piven honored with Ruane Prize for autism research

Piven honored with Ruane Prize for autism research

At an awards dinner in New York City, Joseph Piven was named co-recipient of the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

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Registration Open for 5th Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases

The 5th Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases will be held on November 19, 2018 in Rockville, MD. Registration closes on November 12.

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New NC-Based Study to Advance Research Through Free and Expanded Newborn Screening

New NC-Based Study to Advance Research Through Free and Expanded Newborn Screening

Cynthia M. Powell, MD, professor of pediatrics and genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, is Early Check Lead Investigator for the team from UNC.

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