News from UNC Children's

Sebastian's Story
Sebastian Gonzalez and his family traveled from Costa Rica to North Carolina for one reason: to be treated by Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD. Hayes-Jordan serves as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, and Surgeon in Chief at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. She's also one of the few physicians in the world to specialize in the treatment of Desmoplastic small round cell tumor, Sebastian’s rare form of cancer.
Research shows blood cultures performed on children with skin infections largely ineffective
The majority of blood cultures performed on children with common skin and soft tissue infections are unnecessary, according to a new article by co-authors, Eric Zwemer, MD, and John R. Stephens, MD, of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicines.
Durham Bulls Game Supporting Children's Research Institute A night at the ball park that celebrates the hit show, "Stranger Things" and benefits UNC Children's Research - what more could you ask? Thanks to the Durham Bulls Baseball Club for their support!
Peden named chair of FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee
The advisory committee advises the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the FDA on matters, including approvals, related to allergenic products for clinical use with specific indications for allergic diseases including allergic rhinitis, asthma, food allergy, and insect allergy.
Jaspers, Clapp featured in NY Times for e-cigarette research
Researchers in lab of Ilona Jaspers, PhD, found that the common food additive cinnamaldehyde impaired cilia -- the hair-like structures on lung cells crucial for proper respiratory function.
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Sildenafil in Premature Infants" The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its June speaker, Matthew Laughon, MD, MPH, for his talk, "Sildenafil in Premature Infants."
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism" The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its April speaker, Joseph Piven, MD, for his talk, "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism."
Mentoring in the Era of #MeToo
Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, vice dean for education, wrote a commentary JAMA this week about the power and importance of mentorships as society continues to progress toward gender equality.
UNC Pediatrics Delivers Investigational Genome Editing Therapy in Clinical Trial for the Rare Hunter Syndrome
First gene therapy performed by Dr. Joseph Muenzer and the UNC Clinical Translational and Research Center.
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Dengue as a Pediatric Infectious Disease and the Current Status of Vaccine Development" The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its March speaker, Aravinda de Silva, PhD, MPH, for his talk, "Dengue as a Pediatric Infectious Disease and the Current Status of Vaccine Development."
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