Pediatrics

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

Burks to step down as Chair of Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief of UNC Children’s

Burks to step down as Chair of Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief of UNC Children’s

Wesley Burks, MD, has announced that he will step down from his position as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of UNC Children’s. He will continue to serve as executive dean of the School of Medicine.

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'Why I Do So Much'

'Why I Do So Much'

Medical student Amalia Lee learned about being a caregiver from her mom, Naomi, a pediatric nurse practitioner at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and a Lt. Col. (ret.) in the Air Force Reserves. Following her mom's path, Amalia, who serves in the North Carolina Army National Guard, looks forward to caring for children one day.

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UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

Researchers at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities tracking age-related issues of autism identified an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in this high-impact paper.

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UNC Children's 2016 BaseBall Gala

UNC Children's 2016 BaseBall Gala

Tickets are now available for BaseBall, the annual gala to benefit UNC Children's. The gala will be held April 30 at Boshamer Stadium.

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An Education in Medical Simulation

An Education in Medical Simulation

Traditionally, graduate educational areas such as medicine, nursing, and pharmacy have driven UNC’s commitment to medical simulation on campus. Today, undergraduates may also participate in simulation through a new course taught by the School of Medicine’s Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center.

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UNC receives grant to support young physician scientists

UNC receives grant to support young physician scientists

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists aims to address potential burnout of young doctors who have substantial research and extra-professional responsibilities.

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Students rate healthy meal options at Try-Day Friday

Students rate healthy meal options at Try-Day Friday

An innovative program funded by Kohl's department stores introduces healthy meal options to children and then lets them vote on what they like best in an effort to encourage better eating habits in the battle against childhood obesity.

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The heart of the matter

The heart of the matter

Alj and his mom, Tina, have but one wish this holiday season: a new heart for Alj. Mother and son currently occupy a room on 5 Children’s, a dedicated team of medical experts keeping him stable until a donor heart becomes available for transplant. This is their story.

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Effective Dec. 28, 2015: Visitor restrictions for children 11 and younger in N.C. Children’s Hospital

Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, visitor restrictions for children under 12 (age 11 years old and younger) will be implemented in the N.C. Children’s Hospital. These restrictions are the result of a rapid increase of circulating respiratory viruses (e.g., rhinovirus, RSV, parainfluenza and other colds) that have put both our patients and healthcare providers at risk.

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Effective Dec. 28, 2015: Visitor restrictions for children 11 and younger in N.C. Children’s Hospital

Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, visitor restrictions for children under 12 (age 11 years old and younger) will be implemented in the N.C. Children’s Hospital. These restrictions are the result of a rapid increase of circulating respiratory viruses (e.g., rhinovirus, RSV, parainfluenza and other colds) that have put both our patients and healthcare providers at risk.

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Tips and reminders for year-end giving

Tips and reminders for year-end giving

With many offices closed for the holidays and deadlines to be met for a donor to receive appropriate tax credit in 2015, UNC Children’s offers these important year-end giving guidelines.

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Meet Dr. Timothy Hoffman, chief of pediatric cardiology

Meet Dr. Timothy Hoffman, chief of pediatric cardiology

For Dr. Timothy Hoffman, there is nothing more important than community and the teamwork needed to provide optimal patient- and family-centered care.

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Living life to the fullest

Dane was just an infant when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes—among the youngest diabetic children his pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Nina Jain, has ever treated. Now a thriving 4-year-old, Dane doesn’t let his diagnosis define him or deter him from childhood’s greatest pursuits.

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N.C. Children’s Promise becomes the Office of External Affairs

After a decade of making a difference in the lives of critically ill patients and their families, the N.C. Children’s Promise adopts a name more reflective of its mission and functions.

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A Servant's Heart: Honoring Fallen Heroes

A Servant's Heart: Honoring Fallen Heroes

Capt. Jason Jones lost his life in Afghanistan in 2014. His wife, UNC pediatrics resident Dr. Amy Jones, has since become an active member of Special Ops Survivors, a group that supports the spouses of fallen heroes. On Dec. 6, Dr. Jones and members of the Military Medicine Interest Group at UNC were honored at halftime of the UNC men's basketball game against Davidson. Watch video of the ceremony, along with a video produced by UNC athletics.

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N.C. Children’s Promise becomes the Office of External Affairs

After a decade of making a difference in the lives of critically ill patients and their families, the N.C. Children’s Promise adopts a name more reflective of its mission and functions.

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Sock Monkeys and Fiberglass Cows: One Volunteer's Commitment to Service

Sock Monkeys and Fiberglass Cows: One Volunteer's Commitment to Service

After decades crafting sock monkeys for pediatric patients at UNC Hospitals, Nidia Scharlock was honored in November with a ceremony at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and the dedication of a cow named Mookie.

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Researchers expand the known clinical spectrum of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

Researchers expand the known clinical spectrum of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

A new study led by third-year medical student Christopher Bennett is the first to describe the development of massive hemoptysis in patients with Loeys-Dietz syndrome. The finding has immediate and broad clinical implications that will be useful for both patients and providers.

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UNC Children's joins Tar Heal Tuesday movement

UNC Children's joins Tar Heal Tuesday movement

Today UNC Children's joins the UNC School of Medicine and the entire Carolina community in promoting the spirit of giving and generosity encompassed in #TarHealTuesday, a homegrown version of Giving Tuesday, the global day for supporting one’s favorite charitable causes.

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Invention enables immune suppressed children to “play dirty” in the hospital

Invention enables immune suppressed children to “play dirty” in the hospital

UNC Children’s welcomes the debut of WonderSphere, a first-of-its-kind, portable apparatus that allows hospitalized children hands-on experience with nature, working with plants and dirt. The airtight, transparent chamber is the brainchild of Wonder Connection, a program bringing the wonders of science to the bedsides of hospitalized children, and was born of a collaboration among Wonder Connection, UNC Hospitals Epidemiology Department, N.C. State University engineering students, and a product design firm.

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