News from UNC Children's

UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding
The UNC School of Medicine ranks 16th overall in NIH funding; 6th among public universities. The department of cell biology and physiology is the highest ranked at 2nd overall.
Davis named Chair of Department of Pediatrics
Stephanie D. Davis, MD, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine and Physician in Chief of UNC Children’s Hospital effective July 23, 2018.
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Epigenomics as a Strategy to Explore Human Cancers" The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its February speaker, Ian Davis, MD, PhD for his talk, "Epigenomics as a Strategy to Explore Human Cancers."
Bearing Witness: UNC Children’s Physicians Making a Global Impact
UNC Medicine's Dr. Elizabeth Fitzgerald works in Malawi to not only help the sick, but to work towards building a medical system in the impoverished nation.
Can asthma be controlled with a vitamin supplement?
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Michelle Hernandez, MD, found that asthma patients taking a kind of vitamin E called gamma tocopherol had less inflammation of the airways. The study points to a new way to control asthma’s chronic symptoms.
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Burks publishes clinical practice article in NEJM
The article, written by Dr. Wesley Burks of UNC and Dr. Stacie M. Jones of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is published in the September 21, 2017 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Tamera Coyne-Beasley featured in UNC Women in Science series
Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, as well as director of the North Carolina Child Research Health Network at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NCTraCS). She is the president of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Her research focuses on sexual health, vaccines, injury, and violence prevention among adolescents.
Tips for Parents of Kids with Food Allergies
With kids headed back to school, parents should discuss the facts of food allergies with their child. Dr. Edwin Kim of UNC's Food Allergy Initiative has advice for that.
Coping With Childrens' Back-to-School Sleep Needs
Children headed back to school need to start soon with the habits that will provide them with the rest needed to learn.