A Message from the Chair

Dr. Wesley Burks
Dr. Wesley Burks
Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine! Although most of us think of children as generally healthy, nearly one of five will have a chronic or complex illness during childhood that will require care by a pediatric subspecialist. With more than 2.3 million children living throughout the state, this is a challenge to say the least.




Severe obesity on the rise among U.S. children

The study's lead author, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhDDespite a recent CDC report to the contrary, a new analysis out of UNC finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years, as well as a troubling upward trend in the more severe forms of childhood obesity.

The study's lead author, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhD, explains the findings in this Q&A >>

Pediatrics Tweets

Calendar of Events
2014 Visiting Pulmonary Scholar Program Series Apr 23, 2014 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM — 100 Friday Center Drive
Epic Debriefing Apr 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 18 MacNider
Epic Debriefing Apr 25, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 18 MacNider
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Faculty Development

Faculty DevelopmentThe Department of Pediatrics is committed to helping its faculty members achieve and exceed their career goals. Learn more >>