Pediatrics

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

Novel iPhone Study  to Investigate Genetic Risks of Postpartum Depression

Novel iPhone Study to Investigate Genetic Risks of Postpartum Depression

Genetics ResearchKit study invites women to provide DNA samples to help researchers analyze genomic signature of postpartum depression.

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UNC Children’s Airway Center recognized for high-quality care delivery

UNC Children’s Airway Center recognized for high-quality care delivery

The Airway Center is the first specialty practice at the hospital to receive this designation, which honors exceptional care and dedication to patient needs.

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Kelly to serve as Interim Chair for Department of Pediatrics

Kelly to serve as Interim Chair for Department of Pediatrics

Kevin J. Kelly, MD, has been named Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Interim Physician-in-Chief of UNC Children’s effective March 18. Kelly accepts the role from Wesley Burks, MD, who will step down to focus on his role as the School of Medicine’s Executive Dean.

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The Nurturer and the Researcher

The Nurturer and the Researcher

Nicoleta Constantin is part of a generation of Romanians that found opportunities outside of Romania after the fall of communism. In her life in the United States, she has performed groundbreaking biochemistry research in the lab of Duke Nobel Prize winner Paul Modrich, but she found her calling when she became a pediatric nurse at North Carolina Children's Hospital.

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Vaccines provide needed defense against disease

Vaccines provide needed defense against disease

Following a controversy in the Wake County Schools, reporters visited UNC Children's to find that physicians think that any possible drawbacks to vaccinations are far outweighed by the benefits.

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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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