News from UNC Children's

Patients with a Liver Transplant Aren't at Greater Risk of Death from COVID-19
UNC's Erica Brenner, MD, A. Sidney Barritt IV, MD, and Andrew M. Moon, MD, are co-authors of the study with colleagues at Oxford University.
Hayes-Jordan Elected to American Pediatric Surgical Association Board of Directors
Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, Byah Thomason Doxey-Sanford Doxey Distinguished Professor, Chief of the division of general pediatric surgery, has been elected a governor of the board of directors for the American Pediatric Surgical Association.
Kappelman Receives Award From Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Michael Kappelman, MD, MPH, a professor in the division of pediatric gastroenterology in the Department of Pediatrics, has been recognized by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation as a recipient of the 2020 Uniting to Care & Cure Award.
UNC Children’s Named to U.S. News’ “Best Children’s Hospitals” for 12th Straight Year
UNC Children’s is nationally ranked in seven subspecialties, two in the top 25
FARE Clinical Network Selects UNC Allergy and Immunology as FCN Discovery Center of Distinction
The UNC Allergy and Immunology Clinic has been selected to become an FCN Discovery Center of Distinction. With this new designation, lead principal investigator, Edwin Kim, MD, MS, will receive a $100,000 stipend to help develop critical infrastructure necessary to deliver optimal clinical care and leadership in the community to patients with food allergy.
FNIH Launches Project Testing Antibiotic to Prevent Infections in Mothers, Newborns
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has announced a new project to test whether an antibiotic taken during labor can prevent infections in mothers and newborns in seven countries. The UNC-Chapel Hill site leader is Carl Bose, MD.
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.