Pediatrics

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

A Long-term Research Relationship

A Long-term Research Relationship

As a high school student, Caitlin Burk began working in the research lab of Wesley Burks, MD. Now, eight years later, she continues that work while balancing the demanding schedule of a third-year medical student.

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Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains on the Rise

Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains on the Rise

Dr. Eliana Perrin of UNC is one of the authors of the study, which found no evidence of a decline in childhood obesity in any age group.

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UNC joins launch of SPARK, nation’s largest autism research study

UNC joins launch of SPARK, nation’s largest autism research study

Groundbreaking initiative combines web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of personalized treatments.

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Big crowd turns out for big trucks with a big benefit

Big crowd turns out for big trucks with a big benefit

Thousands of kids (some not so young!) came out on a beautiful day to truck a truck, honk a horn, and raise money for UNC Children's.

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Mobile Care Suite helps families deal with difficult time

Mobile Care Suite helps families deal with difficult time

A team at UNC Children's wanted to provide extra comforts for a family during difficult end of life care. They designed and built a tool that gives families a place to be together.

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Coyne-Beasley to head Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Coyne-Beasley to head Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM, has been voted president-elect of the international multidisciplinary organization. She will serve in that capacity for one year, and become president in 2017.

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Love bubbles up through campaign for hospital school

Love bubbles up through campaign for hospital school

Judy's Bubbles honors a mother's life-long devotion to children and learning by seeking to raise funds to provide learning experiences for hospital patients.

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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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