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The Children’s Research Institute Lecture Series encourages interaction between researchers investigating childhood diseases, and stimulates new research through exposure to cutting-edge, ongoing work.

Upcoming Speakers and Events:

Katherine Chan, MD, MPH

“Engaging stakeholders in decisions about hypospadias”

November 9, 2021
12:15 pm-1:30 pm

Dr. Chan is a pediatric urologist and has been principal investigator for multiple NIH-funded research projects over the past 4 years. Her latest research focus is developing a decision-making tool for parents whose children have hypospadias. Her team is also creating a patient-centered outcomes tool to study the long-term effects in adolescents and young adults after hypospadias repair as children. Read more >>

Please contact childrensresearch@med.unc.edu for Zoom details.

Corinne Keet, MD, PhD

“Food allergy prevention: The rubber hits the road”

December 14, 2021
12:15 pm-1:30 pm

Dr. Keet conducts clinical, epidemiologic and translational research aimed at better understanding and treating pediatric allergic diseases, particularly food allergies. Dr. Keet’s NIH funded research focuses on the epidemiology and treatment of food allergy and other pediatric allergic diseases. She focuses on characterizing the “food allergy epidemic”, identifying environmental risk factors for food allergy and other allergic diseases, and on prevention and treatment of food allergy.

Please contact childrensresearch@med.unc.edu for Zoom details.

Nancie J. MacIver, MD, PhD

“Metabolic mechanisms in nutritional immunology”

January 11, 2022
12:15 pm-1:30 pm

Dr. MacIver is a pediatric endocrinologist with a research interest in immunometabolism and a strong focus on basic science. Her laboratory is broadly interested in how large changes in nutritional status (e.g. undernutrition or obesity) and nutritionally regulated hormones (leptin, insulin, IGF-1, IL-6) alter T cell metabolism and function in the context of infection, autoimmunity, and cancer.

Please contact childrensresearch@med.unc.edu for Zoom details.

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