News from UNC Children's

NIH Awards $7.5 million to ramp up clinical trials for rare, genetic airway diseases
Formed 15 years ago, the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium is now co-led by UNC’s Stephanie Davis, MD, to continue advancing knowledge and treatments for genetic chronic pulmonary conditions.
Magness, Jalazo Rally for Research on Capitol Hill
Scott Magness, PhD, and Liz Jalazo, MD, were part of a large contingent of researchers from across the country who met with Congressional leaders to stress the importance of biomedical research and continued funding.
Hernandez Featured on AAAAI Podcast About Vaping
Michelle Hernandez, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, discusses e-cigarettes and vaping on the latest episode of "Conversations from the World of Allergy," a podcast from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
External Advisory Board Issues Findings & Recommendations for UNC Children’s Pediatric Heart Surgery Program
The report, which was reviewed by the UNC Health Care Board of Directors September 16th, makes several detailed recommendations to improve the program, while noting UNC Health Care’s commitment to programmatic quality and improvement.
Jaspers lays out the case against using e-cigarette products
The Conversation, a nonprofit international news organization featuring academics who want to write for a general audience, posted an article written by Ilona Jaspers, PhD, toxicologist and professor of pediatrics and microbiology & immunology.
The Allergist Dad
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Rapid Precision Medicine for Infants in ICUs" The Children's Research Institute presents its September 2019 speaker, Stephen Kingsmore, MD, DSc, for his talk, "Rapid Precision Medicine for Infants in ICUs."
Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships
This prestigious honor from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports exceptional graduate students committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders across the country. Read about their past experiences and research in their own words.
Food allergens may also trigger the development of autoimmune diseases in addition to food allergic diseases
Food allergens have been known to cause food allergy to allergic individuals. However, no medical research has before reported that food allergens may also trigger the development of autoimmune diseases.
Beck Dallaghan named 2019 president-elect and 2020 president of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education
Gary L. Beck Dallaghan, PhD, Director of Educational Scholarship for the UNC School of Medicine and Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics, has been elected 2019 president-elect and 2020 president of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education. Beck Dallaghan has served as the treasurer for the organization over the past four years.