News from UNC Children's

Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm" The Children's Research Institute presents its December seminar speakers, Michael O'Shea, MD, MPH, and Rebecca Fry, PhD, for their talk, "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm."
Why Underestimating the Health Effects of Vaping is a Bad Idea
In this video, UNC School of Medicine toxicologist Ilona Jaspers, PhD, explains the science of inhaling vapor from e-cigarette products and why we should not compare vaping or "juuling" to smoking.
Successful Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Results Published in NEJM
The treatment, AR101 from Aimmune Therapeutics, was based on research conducted in the lab of Wesley Burks, MD. It significantly increased the amount of peanut protein tolerated. UNC’s Edwin Kim, MD, MS, was PI at the UNC site of this international trial.
Piven honored with Ruane Prize for autism research
At an awards dinner in New York City, Joseph Piven was named co-recipient of the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.
Registration Open for 5th Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases
The 5th Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases will be held on November 19, 2018 in Rockville, MD. Registration closes on November 12.
New NC-Based Study to Advance Research Through Free and Expanded Newborn Screening
Cynthia M. Powell, MD, professor of pediatrics and genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, is Early Check Lead Investigator for the team from UNC.
Jaspers Featured on NIEHS Podcast About E-Cigarettes and Teen Health
Ilona Jaspers, PhD, was featured as a guest expert on a NIEHS podcast about e-cigarettes and teenagers.
UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients
Michelle Hernandez, MD, associate medical director of the N.C. Children’s Allergy & Asthma Center, led a study that followed 23 asthma patients in North Carolina to show that even with optimized treatment for persistent asthma, patients experienced respiratory and systemic effects from exposure to low levels of ozone.
Kids Matter! Research to Action in Children's Environmental Health The symposium will bring together scientists, clinicians, public health professionals and community advocates interested in emerging research in the field of children’s environmental health to stimulate scientific collaboration and communication within and across disciplines.
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Cross-blood-brain-barrier Gene Delivery for Treating Neuropathic Lysosomal Storage Diseases" The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its September speaker, Haiyan Fu, PhD, for her talk, "Cross-blood-brain-barrier Gene Delivery for Treating Neuropathic Lysosomal Storage Diseases."
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