January

UNC-led project dramatically reduces newborn bloodstream infections in NC
A quality improvement project championed by the UNC-led Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina (PQCNC) resulted in a 71 percent reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections in 13 North Carolina NICUs. Study results were published in Pediatrics.
N.C. Children's Hospital now an American College of Surgeons-verified Level I pediatric trauma center
Joining the exclusive ranks of just 40 other ACS-verified pediatric trauma centers across the country, N.C. Children's Hospital becomes one of only five such centers in the entire Southeast -- and the one and only in the Triangle.
Ear tubes vs. watchful waiting: tubes do not improve long-term development
Research by the RTI-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center suggests tubes, adenoidectomy reduce fluid in the middle ear and improve hearing in the short term, but tubes did not improve speech or language for children with middle ear fluid.
Promotions
Please join us in congratulating nine members of our faculty who were promoted between July 1 and December 31, 2013. Click through for the complete list.
New Children's Hospital Logo and Emblem
Click through to see the new logo for the Children's Hospital and CARE emblem for the Department of Pediatrics.
Krispy Kreme Challenge Pediatrics Team
Join the Tar Healers to participate as member of the Department of Pediatrics team in this year's Krispy Kreme Challenge. The race is February 8 at N.C. State's campus. All faculty and staff are invited to participate as members of the pediatrics team.
EPIC
Please remember that all medical faculty and staff should be signed up for trainings. Go-live is April 4. Carl Seashore, MD, will hold office hours in the coming weeks to help with any EPIC-related problems or questions. Click for more information.
January Faculty Meeting Slides
Slides are now available from the January 21st faculty meeting. The meeting's agenda included Hematology-Oncology division highlights and updates on EPIC, faculty development, education and departmental news.
NIH Rankings
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research recently announced the ranking tables of NIH funding for 2013. The UNC Department of Pediatrics ranks 25th for NIH funding among U.S. academic pediatric departments.