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Successful Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Results Published in NEJM

The treatment, AR101 from Aimmune Therapeutics, was based on research conducted in the lab of Wesley Burks, MD. It significantly increased the amount of peanut protein tolerated. UNC’s Edwin Kim, MD, MS, was PI at the UNC site of this international trial.

UNC Children’s Named to “Best Hospitals” List

UNC Children’s has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” with nine clinical categories honored, up from seven last year.

Heritable Change

A family faces a genetic condition with a nine-syllable name and meets a UNC doctor who studies it. The result has changed the way we treat the condition – and changed the outlook for people with it.

Thankful for HealthLink

Liam and his family have a holiday story that is probably more interesting than yours. Thanks to HealthLink, it has a happy ending.


A Message from the Chair

Stephanie D. Davis, MD
Stephanie D. Davis, MD
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine is a national leader in medical education, research, clinical care, and advocacy. Our physician-scientists and clinicians work from bench to bedside to deliver the best possible care to children, regardless of medical complexity or a family’s ability to pay. Our faculty teach a modern, innovative curriculum so education more closely resembles practice. Our residents and medical students have the passion and talent it takes to be excellent physicians. Our physicians are tireless advocates for children and families throughout the state and beyond.

As Chair, I have great pride in our mission and our accomplishments. Together, we develop and deliver treatments and cures to help children everywhere. I am excited to return to my home state and promote child health throughout North Carolina.

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UNC Children’s Research Institute

Building an environment for pediatric research to thrive. UNC Children’s Research Institute promotes research partnerships to advance the health of children in NC and beyond



Sebastian’s Story

Sebastian Gonzalez and his family traveled from Costa Rica to North Carolina for one reason: to be treated by Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD. Hayes-Jordan serves as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, and Surgeon in Chief at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. She’s also one of the few physicians in the world to specialize in the treatment of Desmoplastic small round cell tumor, Sebastian’s rare form of cancer.

Watch the Gonzalez family’s story, learn more about the pioneering procedure developed by Hayes-Jordan and hear the family discuss their home away from home, the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill.

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Posted by UNC Children's - North Carolina Children's Hospital on Thursday, February 14, 2019