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UNC School of Medicine Participating in $31-Million Asthma Study

July 28, 2022

The UNC School of Medicine has been selected to participate in a new study to examine the comparative effectiveness of asthma treatments. The project will focus on which of two treatment types – inhaled steroids or specific antibiotics, alone or together – works best in different patients. Asthma is a common chronic disease affecting more … Continued

Hagood Awarded Grant from Harrington Discovery Institute

April 29, 2022

James S. Hagood, MD, professor in the UNC Department of Pediatrics and Director of the Program for Rare and Interstitial Lung Disease of the UNC Children’s Research Institute and Marsico Lung Institute, has been selected as a Harrington Scholar-Innovator for his work on a therapeutic Strategy for pulmonary fibrosis. James S. Hagood, MD, professor in … Continued

PREMISE Study Enrolling Children to Prevent Next Pandemic, Focused on Virus Infection that Paralyzes like Polio

April 19, 2022

Matthew Vogt, MD, PhD, and Michelle Hernandez, MD, initiate pandemic preparedness study focused on children with NIAID Vaccine Research Center. The Pandemic Response Repository Through Microbial and Immunological Surveillance and Epidemiology (PREMISE) initiative is enrolling children aged 10 years or younger in a study aimed at getting ahead of the next pandemic. By studying the … Continued

New Study Examines Parent Hesitancy Toward COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

April 19, 2022

The study outlines the main drivers of parent hesitancy as perceived safety and efficacy of the vaccines and lower severity of illness in children. Many vaccine-hesitant parents may be open to vaccination in the future and welcome additional discussion and data, the researchers found. A study published last month in Parent Education and Counseling outlines that the … Continued