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  • Child & Adolescent Health Services Program News

    Bianca Allison receives K12 Scholars Award

    Bianca Allison, MD, MPH was recently named as a TraCS K12 Scholar.  She will receive up to three years of funding to support her research.  Below is a brief description of her proposed project.  Dr. Allison is a Research Fellow at the Sheps Center, working with the Child & Adolescent Health Services Program and is... Read more » [...]

    Sheps Researchers Receive Creativity Hub Funding Focused on Youth Mental Health

    The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research’s Creativity Hubs Pilot Award has announced two winners of the 2022-2023 funding year.  One group, titled “Systems Science Hub: Youth Mental Health” will be supported by several Sheps researchers from across campus.  Samantha Schilling from School of Medicine is Principal Investigator with Paul Lanier from School of... Read more » [...]

    Exploring the Complexity of Telehealth Privacy Through a Lens of Adolescent Development

    Drs. Bianca Allison and Martha Perry from UNC’s Department of Pediatrics recently published an article looking at how the complexity of telehealth privacy affects adolescent development.  The article is co-authored by Drs. Allison and Perry, along with their colleagues at Rutgers University, Drs. Lisa Mikesell and Catherine Cuddihy, and Wayne State University, Dr. Samantha Rea.... Read more » [...]

    Bianca Allison featured on recent webinar hosted by PolicyLab

    Assistant professor of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Bianca Allison, MD, MPH, was part of a virtual conversation hosted by PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on November 17, 2022.  The discussion was titled “Centering Youth in Supporting Access to Comprehensive Reproductive and Sexual Health Services”.  Dr. Allison was joined by two other pediatric experts... Read more » [...]

    Routine car seat screening is not associated with reduced health care utilization

    Primary Care Research Fellowship alum Dr. Wade Harrison recently published a paper looking at the association between routine car seat screening for preterm infants and subsequent health care utilization.  Their study found that while the screenings were not associated with health care utilization, they did see that failed screenings led to significantly longer birth hospitalization... Read more » [...]