In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, WRAL-TV features Michelle Hernandez, MD, professor in the UNC Department of Pediatrics and director of the N.C. Child Health Research Network.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, WRAL-TV is featuring Michelle Hernandez, MD, pediatric allergist and immunologist whose research interests include asthma and the development of novel therapeutics for difficult-to-control asthma in children and teenagers. Hernandez, pediatric allergy-immunology professor and director of the N.C. Child Health Research Network, is leading an effort at UNC Health to focus on outreach in underserved communities. She relocated her clinic to Lee County because she says there’s a big need there.
“I went into medicine because I wanted to work in under-engaged communities because they suffer more from a lot of chronic conditions. Now we’re dealing with more complications related to COVID infection, and also trying to do more education with our families and empower them in terms of what could COVID mean for them,” said Dr. Hernandez, who is also the associate medical director of the N.C Children’s Allergy and Asthma Center and associate director of clinical research at the UNC Children’s Research Institute.
To hear more about her story, click here.