Pediatrics

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

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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Jaspers Featured on NIEHS Podcast About E-Cigarettes and Teen Health

Jaspers Featured on NIEHS Podcast About E-Cigarettes and Teen Health

Ilona Jaspers, PhD, was featured as a guest expert on a NIEHS podcast about e-cigarettes and teenagers.

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UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients

UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients

Michelle Hernandez, MD, associate medical director of the N.C. Children’s Allergy & Asthma Center, led a study that followed 23 asthma patients in North Carolina to show that even with optimized treatment for persistent asthma, patients experienced respiratory and systemic effects from exposure to low levels of ozone.

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Kids Matter! Research to Action in Children's Environmental Health

The symposium will bring together scientists, clinicians, public health professionals and community advocates interested in emerging research in the field of children’s environmental health to stimulate scientific collaboration and communication within and across disciplines.

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Davis returns to UNC as Chair of Pediatrics

Davis returns to UNC as Chair of Pediatrics

Stephanie Duggins Davis, MD, began her new role as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Physician in Chief at NC Children’s Hospital in late July. It’s a return home for the North Carolina native who previously spent 12 years as a member of the pediatrics faculty.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Cross-blood-brain-barrier Gene Delivery for Treating Neuropathic Lysosomal Storage Diseases"

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its September speaker, Haiyan Fu, PhD, for her talk, "Cross-blood-brain-barrier Gene Delivery for Treating Neuropathic Lysosomal Storage Diseases."

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Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function

Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function

Lung cell impairment can occur with exposure to e-cigarettes, but other short and long-term effects of vaping remain unknown.

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Children's Environmental Health Symposium

The Center for Environmental Health and Sustainability and the Children's Research Institute will be co-hosting a symposium, “Children’s Environmental Health: Exploring New Research and Insights” on October 12, 2018.

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Sebastian's Story

Sebastian's Story

Sebastian Gonzalez and his family traveled from Costa Rica to North Carolina for one reason: to be treated by Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD. Hayes-Jordan serves as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, and Surgeon in Chief at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. She's also one of the few physicians in the world to specialize in the treatment of Desmoplastic small round cell tumor, Sebastian’s rare form of cancer.

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Research shows blood cultures performed on children with skin infections largely ineffective

Research shows blood cultures performed on children with skin infections largely ineffective

The majority of blood cultures performed on children with common skin and soft tissue infections are unnecessary, according to a new article by co-authors, Eric Zwemer, MD, and John R. Stephens, MD, of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicines.

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Durham Bulls Game Supporting Children's Research Institute

A night at the ball park that celebrates the hit show, "Stranger Things" and benefits UNC Children's Research - what more could you ask? Thanks to the Durham Bulls Baseball Club for their support!

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Peden named chair of FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee

Peden named chair of FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee

The advisory committee advises the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the FDA on matters, including approvals, related to allergenic products for clinical use with specific indications for allergic diseases including allergic rhinitis, asthma, food allergy, and insect allergy.

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Jaspers, Clapp featured in NY Times for e-cigarette research

Jaspers, Clapp featured in NY Times for e-cigarette research

Researchers in lab of Ilona Jaspers, PhD, found that the common food additive cinnamaldehyde impaired cilia -- the hair-like structures on lung cells crucial for proper respiratory function.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Sildenafil in Premature Infants"

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its June speaker, Matthew Laughon, MD, MPH, for his talk, "Sildenafil in Premature Infants."

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Mentoring in the Era of #MeToo

Mentoring in the Era of #MeToo

Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, vice dean for education, wrote a commentary JAMA this week about the power and importance of mentorships as society continues to progress toward gender equality.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism"

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its April speaker, Joseph Piven, MD, for his talk, "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism."

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