News from UNC Children's

New Study Sheds Light on IBD Patients with Covid
Erica Brenner, MD, a pediatric gastroenterology fellow at UNC Children's Hospital, is a co-lead author of the study.
Byerley among the Inaugural Cohort of the National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics
Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, been selected as a member of the Inaugural Cohort of the National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics.
The Society for Pediatric Research Announces Stephanie Davis as President
The Society for Pediatric Research announced Stephanie Duggins Davis, MD, chair of the UNC Department of Pediatrics, as the society’s new president for the 2020-2021 term.
UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Third Straight Year
In the organization’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC School of Medicine 1st in primary care and 23rd in research.
North Carolina’s Early Check Program to Add New Muscular Dystrophy Test to Newborn Screening Panel
The test will identify Duchenne muscular dystrophy and some other types of muscle conditions, as part of the Early Check Program, which is led at UNC-Chapel Hill by Cynthia Powell, MD.
FDA approves first drug for treatment of peanut allergy for children
This new treatment was developed after years of research, much of it spearheaded and completed by Wesley Burks, MD, and Edwin Kim, MD at the UNC School of Medicine.
UNC Health Care Expands Services Available for Children in Wake County
UNC Children’s Raleigh clinic and a new pediatrics wing at UNC REX Hospital will improve care for kids.
Carolina for the Kids Faculty Investigator Award
Faculty members are encouraged to apply for the Carolina for the Kids Research Grant Award made possible through generous support from Carolina for the Kids. Two awards of $40,000 are available to early career and established investigators pursuing pediatric research.
UNC Children's Development Early Career Investigator Grant Award
Faculty members are encouraged to apply for the UNC Children's Development Early Career Investigator Grant Award made possible through generous support from the Medical Foundation of North Carolina. Two awards of $10,000 are available to early career investigators pursuing pediatric research.
NIH Awards $7.5 million to ramp up clinical trials for rare, genetic airway diseases
Formed 15 years ago, the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium is now co-led by UNC’s Stephanie Davis, MD, to continue advancing knowledge and treatments for genetic chronic pulmonary conditions.
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