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Year in Review

Pediatrics in 2011: A Snapshot

Growing and Thriving in 2011

Welcome to the UW Department of Pediatrics 2011 Annual Report. Our department continued to thrive last year with many new accomplishments in patient care, education, and research.

I’m proud to share these accomplishments with you in this letter and throughout this online report.

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Global Health Residents Win AAP Grant

Global Health Residents Win AAP Grant

Residents in our new pediatric global health track received a $3,000 grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Resident Funds program last year.

Through this grant, residents aimed to improve health literacy and preventive care among Madison’s Bhutanese refugee population—a group that has difficulty establishing medical homes due to basic health literacy challenges.

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Pediatrics Residents, Faculty Collaborate at Spring Research Day

Pediatrics Residents, Faculty Collaborate at Spring Research Day

At Spring Research Day, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff shared current research—some of which had been presented at regional and national meetings—with the SMPH community. The event included a keynote address by David Allen, MD, plus oral presentations and an all-day poster session.

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Residency Program Embraces Simulation Training

Residency Program Embraces Simulation Training

Simulation training became a key component of our residency curriculum last year, thanks to the efforts of a departmental committee led by Melissa Cercone, MD. We launched several new educational initiatives in tandem with the opening of an on-site, dedicated simulation center.

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Department Hosts Midwest SPR Meeting

Department Hosts Midwest SPR Meeting

On October 6-7, 2011, the UW Department of Pediatrics welcomed more than 120 academic pediatricians to Madison’s Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center for the 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Midwest Society for Pediatric Research (MWSPR).

Kicking off the event was a special Pediatrics Grand Rounds presentation by Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine, pediatrics, and pharmacology at Mayo School of Medicine. Dr. Ackerman spoke about the genetic determinants of Long QT syndrome, a rare heart rhythm disorder that can trigger fainting spells or seizures.

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Endocrinology Fellow Wins 2 Research Awards

Endocrinology Fellow Wins 2 Research Awards

The Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) considers the research of Endocrinology and Diabetes fellow Jennifer Rehm, MD, among the best in the nation.

On May 2, 2011, Dr. Rehm was one of three fellows who received the SPR's 2011 Fellow Clinical Research Award at the group's annual meeting in Denver. She was honored for her research on early detection of fatty liver disease in overweight adolescent girls.

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks AFCH a Best Children's Hospital

U.S. News & World Report Ranks AFCH a Best Children's Hospital

Last year, U.S. News & World Report ranked American Family Children’s Hospital among the top 50 of 177 children’s hospitals nationwide in seven specialties: cancer, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology/neurosurgery, pulmonology, and urology.

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