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The below clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets, which featured UNC School of Medicine faculty during the past week, starting Friday March 25, 2022.

Scientists Identify Overgrowth of Key Brain Structure in Babies Who Later Develop AutismDr. Mark Shen (BusinessWire)

How worried do you need to be about the BA.2 coronavirus variant? – Dr. Dirk Dittmer (Yahoo! Lifestyle)

Will babies and young kids get COVID-19 vaccines before a BA.2 surge? Here’s what health experts say. – Dr. David Wohl (USA Today)

You Shouldn’t Give Babies Melatonin, But Here’s What Experts Say About Using It In Older Children – Dr. Kori Flower (BuzzFeed)

Virus Experts Say Exactly How to Not Catch Omicron – Dr. David Wohl (Eat This, Not That!)

Funding battle could impact 2nd booster shot rollout – Dr. David Weber (WNCN)

Questions remain about mechanisms behind multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children – Dr. Eveline Wu (Healio)

COVID-19 Update: Contradictory J&J Data and a 4th Shot Likely for 50 Plus – Dr. David Wohl (BioSpace)

State Employees Share Experiences on Third Anniversary of Employment First – Mike Chapman (NC Office of Human Resources –

Best medical schools for 2023: US News – UNC School of Medicine

BA.2 is now the dominant COVID-19 strain in the US. What you need to know – Dr. Dirk Dittmer (

A Duke vs. UNC Final Four will be stressful for some. Could it be bad for your health? – Dr. Christoper Kelly (News & Observer)

UNC clinic offers hope and support for those battling long COVID’s mysterious symptoms – Dr. John Baratta (News & Observer)

‘I remain faithful’: Therapists and patients learn that recovery can’t be rushed -Dr. John Baratta (News & Observer)

Health Care Reform under the Biden Administration — Broad Ambitions, Narrow Majorities – Dr. Jonathan Oberlander (The New England Journal of Medicine)

Which vaccines to get and avoid while pregnant – Dr. Johanna Quist-Nelson (WRAL-TV)

Second COVID-19 boosters approved as U.S. faces loss of pandemic funding – Dr. David Weber (WTVD)

Amygdala overgrowth begins in first year of life in infants with ASD – Dr. Mark D. Shen (Healio)