News from UNC Children's

UNC Children's Named to "Best Hospitals" List
UNC Children’s has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals" with nine clinical categories honored, up from seven last year.
Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnoses at Age 2
In two previous studies, University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two.
Heritable change: a $1,000,000 private gift supports research, next generation leadership in MPS
With a $1,000,000 gift honoring the memory of their son, Catherine and Wayne Bardsley created the Jeffrey David Bardsley Fellowship in Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism and the Jeffrey David Bardsley Fund for Excellence in Research to transform the once-dire genetic heritage of mucopolysaccharidoses into a legacy of hope.
CARE Issue 5 Thanks for HealthLink, Heritable Change, Dhillon's Gift, and more!
Heritable Change: A $1,000,000 Private Gift Supports Research, Next Generation Leadership in MPS
A family faces a genetic condition with a nine-syllable name and meets a UNC doctor who studies it. The result has changed the way we treat the condition – and changed the outlook for people with it.
Thankful for HealthLink
Liam and his family have a holiday story that is probably more interesting than yours. Thanks to HealthLink, it has a happy ending.
On the hunt: NIH grants millions to advance food allergy research
One in every 13 children across the country has a food allergy, or, roughly two in every classroom. Thanks to a $42.7 million investment from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from UNC Children’s and six other leading food allergy institutions will continue to work together to reduce the prevalence of and treat food allergies.
Will’s Way: A family gives back
When faced with a tragic situation, a mother’s love and passion helps advance her son’s legacy. William Day spent more than 150 days at the N.C. Children’s Hospital over the course of his life. His mother, Beth Day, shares more about their care experience and how she and her family are giving back to our patients and families in Will’s memory.
Going global: UNC’s work in Nicaragua
Almost 2,000 miles away, researchers, physicians and residents from N.C. Children’s Hospital are improving health and outcomes for Nicaraguan families. Our collective efforts are helping improve birth outcomes, advance research in pediatric infectious diseases and train local physicians and residents in new techniques and processes.
AAAAI Installs New President at 2017 Annual Meeting
David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI, is Andrews Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.