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Type 1 Diabetes patient educationPediatric Endocrinology treats children with diseases and disorders of the hormones derived from endocrine glands. Endocrine diseases include diabetes; growth problems; deficiencies or excesses of hormones from the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal or pancreas; and disorders of sex differentiation. Each child and family are unique and our providers aim to provide excellent comprehensive, evidence-based care in a patient-centered environment. Our exceptional faculty are dedicated, approachable, knowledgeable, and committed to mentoring and educating fellows and residents. This nationally respected program is committed to excellence in the training of the next generation of outstanding, academic, clinical leaders in pediatric endocrinology.


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  • 2023 AOE FLAGship Composite

    Academy of Educators FLAGship Program Welcomes Pediatric Fellows & Faculty for 2023-2024

    We are excited to congratulate Pediatrics department members who were recently included in the 2023-2024 cohort of the AOE FLAGship Program!

  • Cindy Powell, MD and Jennifer Law, MD, MSCR

    Early Check Study to Use Genome Sequencing to Dramatically Expand Voluntary Screening Offered for NC Newborns

    This RTI/UNC-Chapel Hill collaboration will be the first US study offering genome sequencing and genetic risk scores for type 1 diabetes statewide. UNC School of Medicine leads are Cynthia Powell, MD and Jennifer Law, MD in Pediatrics. Early Check, a groundbreaking research study that provides free health tests to newborns up to four weeks old in North Carolina, will begin offering genome sequencing to screen for hundreds of childhood-onset genetic conditions and assess a newborn’s risk of developing type 1 diabetes in their lifetime. Enrollment for the expanded study is expected to begin Thursday, Sept. 28.

  • Rebecca Vitale, MD, MPH

    Welcome New Physician Faculty: Rebecca Vitale, MD, MPH

    Rebecca Vitale, MD, MPH joined the Pediatric Division of Endocrinology on September 1, 2023. Dr. Vitale completed her medical degree from Yale University in 2015. She also earned a Masters of Public Health from Yale concurrent with her medical degree. She was a Med/Peds Resient between 2015 and 2019 at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Vitale completed her Internal Medicine-Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship from 2019 through 2023 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston children’s Hospital. Welcome Rebecca!!

  • 2023-2024 New Pediatrics Fellows

    Welcome to Our 2023-2024 Pediatric Subspecialty Fellows

    We are excited to welcome to the newest group of fellows/subspecialty residents to UNC Children’s! Our fellowship programs are committed to fostering the development of future generations of physicians and scientists who will go on to improve the health of children in North Carolina and across the globe.