News from UNC Children's

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.
A Match Made at UNC Children's
Match Day is an important day in a medical career. Dr. Matthew Waters gives some perspective on this event.
From Volunteer to Full-Time
Meet Susan Marks, volunteer coordinator for UNC Children's, who works to create a bond between patients and staff.
Yes, This Will Be On Friday’s Quiz
The UNC Hospital School keeps kids connected to classwork.