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DeJong and Steiner Published in JAMA Pediatrics

June 16, 2022

A new study shows how broadly the COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions for working parents who experienced difficulties finding childcare, especially parents of children who have special healthcare needs. Third-year UNC School of Medicine student Caleb Easterly led the analysis of data collected before and during the pandemic.

Academy of Educators – Recent Pediatric Inductees and Accomplishments

June 1, 2022

We are excited to recognize our faculty and trainees for their recent Academy of Educator (AOE) accomplishments.  We are so grateful for their enthusiasm, dedication, and talents as UNC AOE educators. Founded in 2006, the Academy of Educators is designed to emphasize teaching and support faculty development both in Chapel Hill and across the state.

Kihlstrom Promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics

May 31, 2022

Meg Kihlstrom, MD was promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics effective May 1, 2022. Since becoming a faculty member in 2015, Dr. Kihlstrom has had a strong commitment to the Department of Pediatrics’ Education mission,  In March of 2021, Dr. Kihlstrom was named as Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at UNC.

Fitzgerald Promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics

May 31, 2022

Elizabeth Fitzgerald, MD was promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics effective May 1, 2022. Dr. Fitzgerald has been a faculty member in Pediatric Emergency Medicine since 2016. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Fitzgerald is focused on Global Health.  She is the U.S.-based director of UNC pediatric resident activities in Malawi and has developed and implemented a biannual Pediatric Global Health SIM for UNC trainees planning to do electives in low-resource settings.

Flowers Receives National Crime Victims’ Service Award

May 12, 2022

Deborah “Deb” Flowers, MSN, RN, CPNP, SANE-A, SANE-P, who co-founded the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program at UNC Hospitals in 1997, received the 2022 National Crime Victims’ Service Allied Professional Award, which is given by the Office for Crime Victims in the U.S. Department of Justice.

Alpha Omega Alpha Inducts 8 Pediatric Residents, Fellows & Faculty

May 4, 2022

We are excited to congratulate Pediatrics department members recently inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA). Election to Alpha Omega Alpha signifies a lasting commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism, and service. Membership in the society confers recognition of someone’s dedication to the profession and art of healing.

Girl Scout Rides for PKU at UNC

May 1, 2022

Carissa Donica, a high school senior, recently completed a Girl Scout Gold Award project to raise awareness of phenylketonuria (PKU). Carissa sought to educate and provide food for local children with PKU. She created a teaching module about PKU and was able to raise approximately $7,000. Funds raised were used to provide low-protein supplies for the food pantry at the UNC Children’s Hospital for distribution to families of children with PKU. UNC Children’s is proud of Carissa and grateful to her for such an impactful gift!