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May 17 is NEC Awareness Day #TitusStrong

May 14, 2024

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a severe intestinal disease that impacts preterm babies. On Fri, May 17, NEC Awareness Day, support the Titus Strong Foundation in funding NEC research at UNC. #Titus Strong

Sue Meier Named APP Director of Children’s Services

April 25, 2024

We are excited to announce that Susan Meier, ND, NNP, MBA, MPH has accepted the role of APP Director of Children’s Services effective April 28, 2024. Sue has served as the Advanced Practice Provider Manager in the Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine at UNC Children’s Hospital since 2014, responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and developing of a team of now 35 Neonatal and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Congratulations Sue!

Jordan, Taylor & Ahuja Awarded 2024 AAMC Leadership Development Seminar Grants

December 7, 2023

Katie Jordan, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Genny Taylor, MD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, and Arshiya Ahuja, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hospital Pediatrics, were recently selected to receive grants to participate in the 2024 AAMC Early-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar.
Congratulations Katie, Genny, and Arshiya!

Congratulations to 2023 Emonson Award Winners

November 30, 2023

Macrina Liguori, MD, a fellow in the Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, received the 2023 Emonson Award. Julie Blatt, MD, Professor in Hematology/Oncology received the 2023 Faculty Emonson award, and Nicole Willson, RN received the 2023 Nurse Emonson award. The Emonson Awards, established in 2006, annually recognize the nurse, resident, and faculty member who best represent the mission and spirit of UNC Children’s.

New Funding Supports “Care for NICU Families” Research and Program

October 26, 2023

The Department of Pediatrics and Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health, along with Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere, the University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) School of Nursing and subject matter collaborative partners, have received a $4 million Cooperative Agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to Advance Best Practices to Improve Postpartum Care In and Beyond the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (“Care for NICU Families”).

Four Pediatrics Faculty Selected for Passing the Torch in 2023

October 23, 2023

Dr. Cara Beth Carr, Assistant Professor in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Dr. Clara Hildebrandt, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Genetics & Metabolism, Dr. Elisabeth Leong, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Cardiology, and Dr. Lindsay Marszal, Assistant Professor in General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine have been selected to be a part of the 2023-2024 Passing the Torch Cohort.

Welcome New Clinical Provider: Rielee Welch, MSN, NNP

October 16, 2023

Rielee Welch, MSN, NNP joined Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine on October 16, 2023. She is a recent graduate of the East Carolina University, Master of Science, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program. Welcome Rielee!

Stiles Announces Retirement

September 27, 2023

Alan Stiles, MD, has announced his intention to retire after serving as a member of the UNC School of Medicine faculty for more than 35 years. Since initially joining the Department of Pediatrics faculty in 1986, Stiles had held several leadership roles and played a part in the expansion of care for patients in Chapel Hill and across the state of North Carolina.

In lieu of a formal retirement celebration, Dr. Stiles has requested that donations be made to support the NC Children’s Hospital. Click here for more information on ways to give.

NICU Awareness Month at UNC Hospitals: Meet Phillip

September 21, 2023

“It’s difficult to be away from that sweet baby that you looked forward to welcoming in this world,” says Georganna Gaines, whose son, Phillip, has spent more than a year in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UNC Hospitals. Gaines shares her family’s bittersweet journey in the NICU to encourage others going through similar challenges. “Give yourself grace,” she says. “Let yourself feel all the feelings.”