News from UNC Children's

N.C. Children’s Hospital one of “America’s Best”
North Carolina Children’s Hospital has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.”
A Novel Approach to Treating Food Allergies
For most 8-year-olds, life is pretty carefree. Whether eating lunch in the school cafeteria or going to an amusement park with friends, most kids don’t think twice about the associated risks. But for those with a severe food allergy, it’s a different story.
E-cigarette use can alter hundreds of genes involved in airway immune defense
The long-term health effects of e-cigarettes remain unknown, but toxicologists at UNC are now uncovering how use of e-cigarettes affect genes involved in upper airway immune defense.
The Bigger the Bottle, the Bigger the Baby?
A new UNC School of Medicine study shows that the size of a bottle may contribute to greater weight gain and size for formula-fed infants, putting them at greater risk for obesity later in life.
Promise Grant Applications Now Open
The UNC Children’s Promise Grant Program is designed to advance programs, services, and other hospital-based initiatives that directly impact care and specific patient-related needs. Since 2002, the program has awarded more than $1 million in grants.
UNC joins launch of SPARK, nation’s largest autism research study
Groundbreaking initiative combines web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of personalized treatments.
Incorporating fun into care
For young patients facing a difficult time, a little bit of carefree fun goes a long way.
A Long-term Research Relationship
As a high school student, Caitlin Burk began working in the research lab of Wesley Burks, MD. Now, eight years later, she continues that work while balancing the demanding schedule of a third-year medical student.
Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains on the Rise
Dr. Eliana Perrin of UNC is one of the authors of the study, which found no evidence of a decline in childhood obesity in any age group.
Big crowd turns out for big trucks with a big benefit
Thousands of kids (some not so young!) came out on a beautiful day to truck a truck, honk a horn, and raise money for UNC Children's.
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