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Help Build the Children’s Research Institute

We are promoting research partnerships to advance the health of children in North Carolina and beyond–and you can help.

Our future depends on children – they are our future doctors, law enforcement, educators, makers, dreamers and doers. It is critical that we fund research that treats and cures children to live their best lives. Your gift can improve and speed up lifesaving research so children live longer, healthier lives.

Where Miracles Happen Everyday…

As a top-tier academic medical center, UNC Children’s upholds a four-tiered mission to “CARE,” aligning clinical care, advocacy, research, and education to deliver world-class family-centered care—always regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

If and when you need us, we’re at the ready.

…Where Miracles Begin

The Children’s Research Institute provides the specific expertise and support researchers need to address the unique challenges in children’s health. We provide state-of-the-art equipment and space to focus on pediatric disorders, diseases and their treatments. We help to identify opportunities for researchers to collaborate and work in teams, sparking new ideas and promise for children’s health.

Donations at Work

Roshnee Sharma, a student at UNC, talks about life with a peanut allergy and her effort to raise money for donations to the UNC Food Allergy Initiative.

To learn more about how you can support the Children’s Research Institute, email Keela Lyon, Senior Executive Director of Development, UNC Children’s Office of External Relations.


Keela Lyon

Senior Executive Director of Development
T. 919-843-2915