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PEDIATRICS NEWS

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Thomas Ferkol, MD

August 1, 2022

Welcome New Physician Faculty: Thomas Ferkol, Jr., MD

On August 1, 2022, Dr. Tom Ferkol joined the department as the new Division Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology. Dr. Ferkol comes to us from Washington University in St. Louis. He earned an undergraduate degree in Biological and Psychology from Case Western Reserve University before pursuing his MD degree at Ohio State University. Subsequently, he completed his Pediatric residency and a year as Chief Resident with us at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Ferkol completed his Pediatric Pulmonology fellowship training at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University in 1992. Beginning in 2000, Dr. Ferkol joined the faculty as a tenured Associated Professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine, Washington University and as the Director of the Comprehensive Washington University Cystic Fibrosis Center. His research has focused on characterizing genetic and molecular factors that contribute to lung disease in cystic fibrosis and primary ciliary dyskinesia. Please join us in welcoming Tom to the UNC Children’s family!

Hernandez-Donahue

July 27, 2022

UNC Children’s Participating in $31-Million Asthma Study

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. The UNC site lead investigators are Michelle Hernandez, MD, professor in the UNC Department of Pediatrics, and Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, professor and vice chair of research in the UNC Department of Family Medicine.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Pediatric Grand Rounds

Thursday 8:00 am

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Thursday 8:00 am

UNC Children’s Meeting

Thursday 12:00 pm

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Thursday 8:00 am

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Thursday 8:00 am

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Thursday 8:00 am

HIGHLIGHTS

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We inspire each other every day. With pride in our mission and our accomplishments, it is an honor to be surrounded by these exceptionally talented and dedicated faculty, staff, and learners. Our teams are tireless advocates for children and families throughout the state and beyond.

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For more than half a century, the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has offered excellent, cutting-edge care in our children’s units at UNC Hospitals. 2002 marked the beginning of a new era. For the first time, all pediatric services were provided out of a single state-of-the-art facility, NC Children’s Hospital. Located on the UNC medical campus in Chapel Hill, NC, the Children’s Hospital allows the Department to provide complete inpatient and outpatient care for children in one location, a true children’s hospital.