News from UNC Children's

Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Building a Learning Health Care Culture: Lessons from Pediatric Oncology" The Children's Research Institute Seminar Series presents its April speaker, Steven Joffe, MD, MPH, for his talk, "Building a Learning Health Care Culture: Lessons from Pediatric Oncology."
February 28 is Rare Disease Day
Rare Disease Day is an international movement to increase awareness of the need for research into little-known diseases that have a big impact.
UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report
All six basic science departments rank in the top 10 in NIH finding, according to a new report by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 11 clinical departments rank in the top 30.
Muenzer Presents Additional Results from Groundbreaking Genome Editing Clinical Trial
Interim results presented by UNC's Joseph Muenzer, MD, PhD, provide preliminary evidence that in vivo genome editing occurred in a clinical trial testing a treatment for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II (MPS II), also known as Hunter syndrome.
TBJ Selects Seven Health Care Heroes from UNC Medical Center, School of Medicine
Triangle Business Journal selected seven medical and research leaders as Health Care Heroes, including former Dean and UNC Health Care CEO William Roper, current Dean and CEO Wesley Burks, and the student-led organization White Coats Black Doctors.
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in Children: Beyond Schizophrenia" The Children's Research Institute presents its February speaker, Stephen Hooper, PhD, for his talk, "22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in Children: Beyond Schizophrenia."
Examining the relationship between length of stay and the time of discharge in pediatric patients
A common strategy used by hospitals to reduce overcrowding of inpatient units may not produce consistent results, a new study suggests. Discharges Before Noon, or DCBNs, are thought to mitigate overcrowding and improve patient outcomes by allowing for earlier emergency department admissions; however, studies of the relationship between DCBNs and length of stay have had mixed results. At the same time, early discharge rates remain a high priority for many hospitals across the country.
School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List
Fourteen UNC School of Medicine faculty members were listed by Clarivate Analytics in the company’s 2018 Highly Cited Research list.
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm" The Children's Research Institute presents its December seminar speakers, Michael O'Shea, MD, MPH, and Rebecca Fry, PhD, for their talk, "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm."
Why Underestimating the Health Effects of Vaping is a Bad Idea
In this video, UNC School of Medicine toxicologist Ilona Jaspers, PhD, explains the science of inhaling vapor from e-cigarette products and why we should not compare vaping or "juuling" to smoking.
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