News from UNC Children's

Carroll Named to Leadership Role at Medical Foundation
Mary Margaret Carroll has assumed the job of Senior Executive Director of Development.
Patient Finds Expertise, Friendliness and Fun at UNC Children’s Diabetes Program
The UNC Diabetes Care Center offers specialized care, education, and research for patients - and their families.
UNC heart transplant patient featured on Ellen Degeneres Show
Fourteen-year-old Al-J was diagnosed with a heart condition as an infant, and patiently waited for the transplant that might save his life. Al-J met Ellen and told her his emotional story of survival.
Hyundai Program Raises Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research
Hyundai America's "Hope On Wheels" program raises funds to help in the search for a cure of childhood cancer.
Dr. Kim's "chat" reaches international audience
Dr. Edwin Kim took to the internet in a Reddit AMA on food allergy and immunotherapy which attracted thousands of viewers and hundreds of participants.
Succeeding with Turner Syndrome
Jennifer Law, MD, director of UNC Children’s Turner Syndrome Program, is working to build awareness of Turner syndrome and show patients and their families that they can overcome their diagnosis.
Medicine's Mentors: Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD
At UNC Health Care, we understand that our achievements -- as individuals and as a healthcare system -- would be impossible without the people who challenged, helped, and encouraged us along the way. In Medicine’s Mentors, our new video series, UNC Health Care professionals and medical students share stories of those who helped shape them and discuss what makes mentorship at UNC Health Care unique. Here, Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, opens up about her mentors from Mississippi to Spelman College to Wayne State University to UNC.
UNC researchers home in on promising treatment for peanut allergy
The first-ever clinical study of preschoolers allergic to peanuts could lead to safe and effective treatment for millions of people.
Surgeons say parents must prepare children for contact with dogs
Physicians at UNC Children's have noted an increase in the number of cases involving dogs and harm to children. With dogs being a part of many families, parents should take steps to prevent injuries from dog bites.
Teen lucky to be alive after oral surgery results in sepsis Within hours of undergoing routine wisdom teeth surgery, Burlington teen Ayanna Smith found herself in the fight of her life. The cause? Sepsis. After Ayanna's mom and providers realized how dire the situation had become for her, she was quickly rushed to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UNC Children’s, where her team of providers, including Drs. Ben Haithcock and Tina Schade Willis, among many others, helped save her life. After more than 40 days in the hospital, she is now recovering and resuming her life. Watch and read this feature by WRAL.