Research Symposium in Child Environmental Health

September 4, 2018

Save the date! The Center for Environmental Health and Sustainability and the Children’s Research Institute will be co-hosting a symposium, “Kids Matter! Research to Action in Children’s Environmental Health” on October 12, 2018. Read more >>

September 2018 Update

September 1, 2018

In addition to our regular CRI Activities Update, this month’s Research Focus highlights the research and work of Haiyan FU, PhD, Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the division of Genetics and Metabolism. Activities Update: We are excited to welcome James Hagood, MD to UNC! Dr. Hagood comes from Rady Children’s in University of California … Continued

Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function

August 31, 2018

Lung cell impairment can occur with exposure to e-cigarettes, but other short and long-term effects of vaping remain unknown. The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, especially amongst teenagers. An e-cigarette is a device that produces an aerosol by heating a liquid, allowing users to inhale the … Continued

New trans-NIH consortium aims to advance pediatric research on a global level

August 15, 2018

The National Institutes of Health has formed the Trans-NIH Pediatric Research Consortium to coordinate pediatric research programs across its institutes and centers. Nearly all of the 27 NIH institutes and centers fund some aspects of child health research. In fiscal year 2017, this support totaled more than $4 billion. The new consortium aims to harmonize … Continued

August 2018 Update

August 1, 2018

In addition to our regular CRI Activities Update, this month’s Research Focus highlights the research and work of Kimon Divaris, DDS, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry. Activities Update: July 23rd marked the arrival of our new Department of Pediatrics Chair, Stephanie D. Davis, MD. Dr. Davis’ research interests focus on improving the understanding of the … Continued

Things We Do For No Reason – Blood Cultures in Children with Skin Infections

July 1, 2018

The majority of blood cultures performed on children with common skin and soft tissue infections are unnecessary, according to a new article by researchers in the Department of Pediatrics. The article, “Blood Cultures for Uncomplicated Skin and Soft Tissue Infections of Children” was written as part of the journal’s ongoing series, “Things We Do For … Continued

Kappelman to Serve as Lead Scientific PI in PCORI Funded Study

June 19, 2018

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved more than $20 million for studies that will use PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, to test ways to improve care for people with arthritis, blood pressure, depression and irritable bowel disease. Read more >>

Willis Selected as IHQI Improvement Scholar

June 14, 2018

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) has selected six projects that will be supported through the Improvement Scholars Program, including one led by Zachary Willis, MD, MPH. Read more >>