Pediatrics

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

UNC Children's Named to "Best Hospitals" List

UNC Children's Named to "Best Hospitals" List

UNC Children’s has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals" with nine clinical categories honored, up from seven last year.

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Announcing the FY18 Children’s Quality Goals

Children’s Services continues to emphasize safe and high-quality patient care as the focus of our clinical care mission. To this end, The Children’s Improvement Council was formed in January of this year and already has been hard at work and has approve three pediatric-focused improvement goals for FY18.

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Announcing the FY18 Children’s Quality Goals

Children’s Services continues to emphasize safe and high-quality patient care as the focus of our clinical care mission. To this end, The Children’s Improvement Council was formed in January of this year and already has been hard at work.

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Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnoses at Age 2

Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnoses at Age 2

In two previous studies, University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two.

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Heritable change: a $1,000,000 private gift supports research, next generation leadership in MPS

Heritable change: a $1,000,000 private gift supports research, next generation leadership in MPS

With a $1,000,000 gift honoring the memory of their son, Catherine and Wayne Bardsley created the Jeffrey David Bardsley Fellowship in Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism and the Jeffrey David Bardsley Fund for Excellence in Research to transform the once-dire genetic heritage of mucopolysaccharidoses into a legacy of hope.

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CARE Issue 5

Thanks for HealthLink, Heritable Change, Dhillon's Gift, and more!

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Heritable Change: A $1,000,000 Private Gift Supports Research, Next Generation Leadership in MPS

Heritable Change: A $1,000,000 Private Gift Supports Research, Next Generation Leadership in MPS

A family faces a genetic condition with a nine-syllable name and meets a UNC doctor who studies it. The result has changed the way we treat the condition – and changed the outlook for people with it.

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Thankful for HealthLink

Thankful for HealthLink

Liam and his family have a holiday story that is probably more interesting than yours. Thanks to HealthLink, it has a happy ending.

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On the hunt: NIH grants millions to advance food allergy research

On the hunt: NIH grants millions to advance food allergy research

One in every 13 children across the country has a food allergy, or, roughly two in every classroom. Thanks to a $42.7 million investment from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from UNC Children’s and six other leading food allergy institutions will continue to work together to reduce the prevalence of and treat food allergies.

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Will’s Way: A family gives back

Will’s Way: A family gives back

When faced with a tragic situation, a mother’s love and passion helps advance her son’s legacy. William Day spent more than 150 days at the N.C. Children’s Hospital over the course of his life. His mother, Beth Day, shares more about their care experience and how she and her family are giving back to our patients and families in Will’s memory.

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Going global: UNC’s work in Nicaragua

Going global: UNC’s work in Nicaragua

Almost 2,000 miles away, researchers, physicians and residents from N.C. Children’s Hospital are improving health and outcomes for Nicaraguan families. Our collective efforts are helping improve birth outcomes, advance research in pediatric infectious diseases and train local physicians and residents in new techniques and processes.

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The N.C. Children’s Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Board Needs You

If you have or had a child hospitalized or under medical care at NC Children’s Hospital, please consider becoming part of a volunteer team committed to improving the delivery of family-centered care to our young patients and their families.

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AAAAI Installs New President at 2017 Annual Meeting

AAAAI Installs New President at 2017 Annual Meeting

David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI, is Andrews Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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A Match Made at UNC Children's

A Match Made at UNC Children's

Match Day is an important day in a medical career. Dr. Matthew Waters gives some perspective on this event.

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From Volunteer to Full-Time

From Volunteer to Full-Time

Meet Susan Marks, volunteer coordinator for UNC Children's, who works to create a bond between patients and staff.

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What is the Walk for UNC Children's?

What is the Walk for UNC Children's?

This event will be a great opportunity to "walk a mile in the shoes of our patients."

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Collaboration offers genetic testing for NC newborns

Collaboration offers genetic testing for NC newborns

A new NIH-funded consortium in North Carolina will offer Early Check, a free newborn screening done in partnership with the N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health, UNC, Duke University, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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2017 Krispy Kreme Challenge to benefit UNC Children’s

2017 Krispy Kreme Challenge to benefit UNC Children’s

North Carolina State University’s most infamous tradition, the Krispy Kreme Challenge, returns on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 to raise funds for UNC Children’s.

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Is It ADHD? Looking At Signs and Symptoms

Is It ADHD? Looking At Signs and Symptoms

One in 10 children age 5-17 in the U.S. is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), but sometimes the signs are very tough to spot. Dr. Daniel Moran gives some insights on what parents should look for.

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