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John Hokanson, MD

John Hokanson, MD

John Hokanson, MD, and SHINE Project Awarded State Contract

Posted: July 30, 2015

In July 2014, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) added, by emergency rule, screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) by pulse oximetry to the Wisconsin Newborn Screening Program's panel of conditions. This means that every infant born in a hospital is now required to have CCHD screening prior to discharge, and babies born out of hospital are also required to be screened. Because of this ruling, the Wisconsin SHINE (Screening Hearts in Newborns) Project, led by John Hokanson, MD, has received funding from the state for this project to meet this demand.

The SHINE Project began as a three-year, federally funded program in 2012, supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS-HRSA). The Wisconsin SHINE Project, supported by the Wisconsin DHS, is a statewide collaboration designed to provide information and resources for universal screening of newborns for CCHD, and is a collaborative effort of the University of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin DHS, and Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene. The SHINE project also hopes to collect information on all Wisconsin's births, including hospital, birthing center, and home deliveries.


Muse Davis, MD

Muse Davis, MD

J. Muse Davis, MD, Wins IDWeek Travel Grant

Posted: July 23, 2015

Congratulations to J. Muse Davis, MD, who was awarded an IDWeek 2015 Trainee Travel Grant in the amount of $1,000 for travel to IDWeek, the annual scientific meeting focusing on infectious diseases, being held October 7-11, 2015, in San Diego, CA. This award for excellence in his abstract submission is supported by IDWeek sponsors Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), who are committed to assisting promising physicians embarking on careers in infectious diseases


Paul Sondel, MD, PhD

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, Receives Prestigious NIH Outstanding Investigator Award

Posted: July 23, 2015

Congratulations to Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, on being awarded an R35 Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute (NIH-NCI) for his project entitled, "Enhancing Antibody-directed Innate Immunity to Improve Cancer Outcome." This 7-year award for over $6 million, will enable Dr. Sondel and co-investigators, including Jacquelyn Hank, PhD, Alexander Rakhmilevich, MD, PhD, KyungMann Kim, PhD, Erik Ranheim, MD, PhD, and Mark Albertini, MD, to collaborate on important research initiatives dedicated to the mutual goal of finding better treatments, via immune mechanisms, for cancer.

The research team has tested combinations of immunotherapies in mice, and has moved the most effective approaches into clinical treatment, benefitting some patients, including children with neuroblastoma. The group is now testing new combinations of immunotherapies that should each act in different ways, but are expected to be more effective when combined. The ultimate goal is to identify and refine combinations of "off the shelf" immunotherapies that can effectively eliminate cancer and prolong life for cancer patients worldwide.

The NIH R35 mechanism, which has not been awarded since 2001, is designed to provide long-term support to experienced investigators with outstanding records of cancer research productivity who propose to conduct exceptional research. The OIA is intended to allow investigators the opportunity to take greater risks, be more adventurous in their lines of inquiry, or take the time to develop new techniques.

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Pediatric Faculty Promotions

Posted: July 21, 2015

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) CHS Appointments and Promotions Committee, and Dean Robert Golden, have approved the promotion to Associate Professor (CHS) for Sabrina M. Butteris, MD, Pelin Cengiz, MD, Shannon M. Dean, MD, Elizabeth M. Goetz, MD, MPH, Margo L. Hoover-Regan, MD, Jennifer J. S. Laffin, PhD, and Dorota Walkiewicz-Jedrzejczak, MD; and the promotion to Professor (CHS) for Ellen L. Connor, MD and John S. Hokanson, MD.

The UWSMPH Clinician-Teacher Appointments and Promotions Committee, and Dean Robert Golden, have approved the promotion to Clinical Associate Professor for Kathleen A. DeSantes, MD; and the promotion to Clinical Professor for Luther Sigurdsson, MD.

All promotions became effective July 1, 2015.

Sabrina Butteris, MD

Sabrina Butteris, MD

Pelin Cengiz, MD

Pelin Cengiz, MD

Shannon Dean, MD

Shannon Dean, MD

Elizabeth Goetz, MD, MPH

Elizabeth Goetz, MD, MPH

Margo L. Hoover-Regan, MD

Margo Hoover-Regan, MD

Jennifer J. S. Laffin, PhD

Jennifer J. S. Laffin, PhD

Dorota Walkiewicz-Jedrzejczak, MD

Dorota Walkiewicz-Jedrzejczak, MD

Ellen Connor, MD

Ellen Connor, MD

John Hokanson, MD

John Hokanson, MD

Kathleen DeSantes, MD

Kathleen DeSantes, MD

Luther Sigurdsson, MD

Luther Sigurdsson, MD

 

Brittany Allen, MD

Brittany Allen, MD

Jennifer Rehm, MD

Jennifer Rehm, MD

Brittany Allen, MD and Jennifer Rehm, MD, Awarded Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Grant

Posted: July 16, 2015

Congratulations to Brittany Allen, MD, Principal Investigator, and Jennifer Rehm, MD, Co-Principal Investigator, on funding of their grant entitled, "An Integrated PATH for Transgender Youth." This $80,000, 2-year award, funded by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, aims to make the evidence-based services and resources at the Pediatric and Adolescent Transgender Health (PATH) clinic at American Family Children's Hospital available to youth and advocates throughout the state. The project will create a partnership with community advocates, including the Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools (GSAFE), to support the whole transgender child and their family through integration of mental health, legal, educational, and advocacy services. In addition, the project will provide education and resources that will empower providers and community members to work towards these goals. This competitive grant program, open to University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, staff and students, is designed to foster public engagement and advance the Wisconsin Idea.


MEDic Program and Leaders Receive Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Grant Support

Posted: July 16, 2015

Project leaders Madeline Duffy, MPH, and Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, were recently awarded a 3-year, $38,427 grant from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, to support the MEDiC and Center for Families Pediatric Clinic. MEDiC, a School of Medicine and Public Health organization, provides healthcare to underserved members of the Madison community, while fostering interprofessional educational experiences for UW-Madison students in the Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant programs. The Center for Families is a nonprofit organization that provides a comprehensive array of social and support services to underserved families on the north side of Madison. MEDiC and the Center for Families will form a new partnership to better address the wellbeing of children through a poverty-sensitive, pediatric medical clinic. Rooted in evidence-based best practices, this clinic will provide an integrated psychosocial and medical approach to care, leveraging social service referrals within and between organizations and with external community partners.


Judith Smith, MD, PhD

Judith Smith, MD, PhD

Judy Smith, MD, PhD, Awarded ICTR Novel Therapeutics Pilot Grant

Posted: July 16, 2015

Congratulations to Judy Smith, MD, PhD, who was awarded a Novel Therapeutics Discovery & Development Pilot award from the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) for her proposal entitled "Development of IL-17 Targeting Small Molecule Therapeutics for Autoimmune Diseases". In this 1-year, $50,000 award, investigators will seek to develop novel small molecule therapeutics for combatting IL-17-dependent autoimmune diseases and to define the mechanism of action by which WT-91053 and WT-77819 (two lead compounds) inhibit cytokine production. The pilot data generated in this award will support further investigation and development of these IL-17 blocking compounds.


Paul Sondel, MD, PhD

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, Awarded ICTR Novel Methods Pilot Grant

Posted: July 16, 2015

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, was recently awarded a 1-yr, $50,000 Novel Methods Pilot award for his grant entitled, "Murine cancer models for testing in situ vaccination strategies". This grant from the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) will allow him to develop and characterize murine models of metastatic disease as a platform for preclinical testing of in situ tumor vaccination strategies. This work will provide insight on the interaction between metastatic sites of disease and the local and systemic response to in situ tumor vaccination, and the mouse models developed in this work will provide a critical platform for future testing of these strategies.


Ei Terasawa, PhD

Ei Terasawa, PhD

Ei Terasawa, PhD, Awarded ICTR Translational Research Grant

Posted: July 16, 2015

Ei Terasawa, PhD, was recently awarded a 1-yr, $50,000 Basic & Clinical Translational Research Pilot award for her grant entitled, "Generation of GnRH neurons from stem cells". This grant from the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) will explore methods for generating gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from humans. Investigators will test the hypothesis that generation of GnRH neurons from olfactory epithelial cells derived from ESCs/iPSCs requires neurocrest cell signaling. The generation of GnRH neurons would not only help to better understand the basic physiology of human GnRH neurons, but would also provide a potential treatment tool for patients with Idiopathic Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism (IHH).


Pelin Cengiz, MD

Pelin Cengiz, MD

Pelin Cengiz, MD, Awarded Career Development Grant from NIH

Posted: July 16, 2015

Congratulations to Pelin Cengiz, MD, who received a 5-year, K08 grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS), for her project entitled, “Estrogen receptors and TrkB mediated neuroprotection in neonatal hypoxia-ischemia.” This award, in the amount of $977,810, will allow her to investigate novel neuroprotective treatments to improve outcomes after brain injury in neonates and children. Specifically, her project will investigate the role of a sex steroid receptor (estrogen receptor alpha – ERα) in activating nerve growth factor receptor (tyrosine kinase B receptor – TrkB) in a sexually different way in neonatal mice following cerebral ischemia. Identifying the role of ERα-TrkB interaction in neuroprotection will provide a new target for preventive and therapeutic interventions and significantly advance the developmental brain injury field, a defined mission of NINDS.


Paul Sondel, MD, PhD

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, Awarded St. Baldrick's Research Grant

Posted: July 16, 2015

Congratulations to Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, who was awarded a Research Grant from St. Baldrick's Foundation in the amount of $105,773. In this 1-year project, entitled "Finding the Target of Beneficial Pre-existing Anti-Therapeutic Antibodies," investigators will use gene sequencing and immune-assays to determine the target for Pre-existing Anti-Therapeutic Antibodies (PATA) on IgG1 monoclonal-antibody (mAb) therapy; and to use ELISA assays to confirm the presence and significance of PATA in other clinical studies. The overall goal is to determine whether these PATA might be used to improve outcome for children receiving mAb treatment for cancer, either by using it as a selection criterion, or by using it to modify the design of mAb-based therapeutics or clinical trials that test them.


David Wargowski, MD

David Wargowski, MD

David Wargowski, MD, Receives Living Our Mission Award From St. Vincent

Posted: July 10, 2015

David Wargowski, MD, has been given the Living Our Mission award by St. Vincent Hospital. The Living Our Mission award is given to colleagues who demonstrate the core values of Respect, Care, Competence and Joy. A colleague is selected monthly, and a volunteer, leader, and physician or allied health member is selected quarterly. The recognition is a surprise, and colleagues gather around while one of St. Vincent's senior leaders presents the award.


Robert Lemanske, MD

Robert Lemanske, MD

Robert Lemanske, MD, Named ICTR Deputy Executive Director and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

Posted: July 7, 2015

Robert Lemanske, MD, has been named the deputy executive director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and associate dean for clinical and translational research at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Lemanske will be working with Marc Drezner, MD, who has served as ICTR's executive director since its inception in 2007, to transition leadership. When Dr. Lemanske assumes the executive director role, Dr. Drezner will continue to serve as senior associate dean for clinical and translational research.

Dr. Lemanske has a long and distinguished history at UW-Madison. After completing his undergraduate and MD degrees here, he served as an intern and resident in pediatrics, and then completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology. Following a two-year research fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, he returned to join the UW-Madison faculty and rapidly developed a national reputation as a highly productive and innovative academician. His local, regional, and national honors reflect his outstanding accomplishments as a clinician, scientist, and teacher.

Most recently, Dr. Lemanske was elected president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (link to our feature on this from a few months ago). The transition into his leadership role in ICTR will accelerate as his commitments to this major national leadership role come to closure next winter.


UW Health Expands Reach Out and Read

Posted: June 23, 2015

UW Health will support the Reach Out and Read Program in all 28 of its pediatric and family medicine clinics, up from the 19 clinics currently offering the program.

Reach Out and Read trains and supports clinicians who provide books to children ages six months through five years during well-child visits. Studies show that children who participate in Reach Out and Read have language scores three to six months ahead of peers who are not exposed to the program.

UW Health has committed $70,000 to the program, including the purchase of 32,000 books.

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MEDiC Program Establishes Pediatric Clinic

Posted: June 23, 2015

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) MEDiC program has established a new pro bono clinic in Madison specifically for children.

The new pediatric clinic is a partnership with the Center for Families (CFF) on Fordem Avenue, a nonprofit organization that provides social services to address the needs of families. Nearly 85 percent of children served at the CFF are from households at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty line.

The monthly clinic is staffed by UW students from the medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy and physician assistant programs; social workers from the CFF; and UW medical faculty.

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Jamie Limjoco, MD

Jamie Limjoco, MD

Jamie Limjoco, MD, Named Neonatology Medical Director of New Mother-Baby Service Line

Posted: June 23, 2015

Jamie Limjoco, MD, was named the medical director for neonatology for the new Mother-Baby service line at American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) and Meriter-UnityPoint Health.

Dr. Limjoco currently serves as Medical Director of the Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at AFCH. Her role will now expand to include the Level 3 NICU at Meriter Hospital.

The Mother-Baby service line was formed through a joint operating agreement between AFCH and Meriter-UnityPoint Health with the goal of improving patient care and making Madison a regional destination for mothers and babies.

Rounding out the service line leadership team are Klaus Diem, MD, vice chair of the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who was named medical director for obstetrics/gynecology; and Kathy Kostrivas, RNC-OB, MBA, the former assistant vice president of women’s services at Meriter Hospital, who was named executive director.


U.S. News Ranks AFCH Among Top 50 Children’s Hospitals

Posted: June 23, 2015

American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) is among the top 50 children’s hospitals in five medical and surgical specialties in the annual U.S. News and World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
The following specialties were ranked among the top 50:

  • Cancer (28)
  • Diabetes/endocrinology (31)
  • Gastroenterology (37)
  • Orthopedics (31)
  • Nephrology (36)

U.S. News collected data from 184 children’s hospitals, including level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care, delivery of health care such as programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices, and clinical outcomes like patient survival, complications and infection rates.

It also evaluated results from a reputational survey of board-certified pediatric specialists and supplemental information from resources like the National Cancer Institute. 

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Christine Seroogy, MD

Christine Seroogy, MD

Undergraduate Awarded Welton Summer Sophomore Honors Apprenticeship for Research in Seroogy Lab

Posted: June 22, 2015

Congratulations to undergraduate student Jiaying Lai who was awarded a Welton Summer Sophomore Honors Apprenticeship for the project, "Utilization of a novel knock-out mouse to test the intrinsic requirement for Gene Related to Anergy in Lymphocytes (GRAIL) in CD4+ cell anergy." This project will take place in the lab of Christine Seroogy, MD, and the purpose of these apprenticeships are to allow talented students to learn what research is and how it is conducted within a discipline by participating in actual, cutting-edge research. Congratulations to Dr. Seroogy and Jiaying!


Ryan Coller, MD, MPH

Ryan Coller, MD, MPH

Ryan Coller, MD, MPH, Awarded Grant through Wisconsin Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

Posted: June 22, 2015

Ryan Coller, MD, MPH, and Sarah Ahrens, MD were awarded a Wisconsin Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Youth Health Transition Quality Improvement Grant in the amount of $20,000. This one-year implementation grant through the Wisconsin CYSHCN, funded by the Maternal Child Health Title V Block Grant and sponsored by the Waisman Center, entitled "Transitioning Hospital Care from Pediatric to Adult Care Settings for Medically Complex Children," will expand on previous work to eliminate barriers and improve the inpatient transition process for children and adults with medical complexity.


Seven Undergraduates Awarded Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships

Posted: June 22, 2015

Congratulations to the following students and their mentors who have been awarded 2015-2016 Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships. Award recipients receive $3,000 and faculty mentors $500 to sponsor a research project that will be presented at the Undergraduate Symposium in April 2016. Additionally, award recipients were recognized at the Chancellor's Undergraduate Awards Ceremony in early May.

  • Peter Ferrazzano, MD - student Alex Waldman: "Age-Dependent Microglial Gene Expression Profiles in Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury"
  • James Gern, MD - student Shakher Sijapati: "Construction and Analysis of Infectious cDNA Copy of HeLa Cell Line Adapted Rhinovirus (RV-C15)"
  • Pamela Kling, MD - student Colin Korlesky: "Heart Rate Viability (HRV) As a Determinant of Male Versus Female Cardiovascular Health in Intrauterine Growth Restriction"
  • Paul Sondel, MD, PhD - student Monica Gressett: "The Effect of Radiation on Tumor Cell Susceptibility to Immune Response"
  • Jacquelyn Hank, PhD and Paul Sondel, MD, PhD - student Amal Javaid: "Analysis of Anti-GD2 Monoclonal Antibody hu.14.18K322A Administered in Conjunction with NK Cells in the GD2NK Pediatric Neuroblastoma Trial"
  • Christine Sorenson, PhD - student Catherine Wintheiser, "Expression of Bcl-2 in Pericytes is Essential for Retinal Neovascularization"
  • Andrew Watson, MD - student Carol Coutinho: "Understanding Maturational Differences in Cardiorespiratory Fitness Development in Children"
Peter Ferrazzano, MD

Peter Ferrazzano, MD

James Gern, MD

James Gern, MD

Pamela Kling, MD

Pamela J. Kling, MD

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD

Jacquelyn Hank, PhD

Jacquelyn Hank, PhD

Christine Sorenson, PhD

Christine Sorenson, PhD

Andrew Watson, MD

Andrew Watson, MD

 

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD

Undergraduate Awarded a 2015 Sophomore Research Fellowship for Research in Sondel Lab

Posted: June 22, 2015

Congratulations to undergraduate student Swetha Saseedhar who was awarded a 2015 Sophomore Research Fellowship for the project, "A New Immunocytokine to Selectively Activate Immune Cells Expressing Intermediate Affinity IL-2 Receptors within the Tumor Microenvironment." Advisors for the grant are Paul Sondel, MD, PhD and Zulmarie Perez. These fellowships, which include a stipend to each student and to their faculty advisors, are funded by a one-year University of Wisconsin System Undergraduate Research & Discovery Grant.


Eleven Students and Mentors Chosen by the Shapiro Summer Research Program

Posted: June 19, 2015

The following eleven students and their mentors were recently awarded Shapiro Summer Research Awards. The Shapiro Summer Research Program provides opportunities for more than 60 first-year medical students to participate in eight- to 12-week summer research projects with UW-Madison faculty members. First-year medical students apply at the beginning of each calendar year with basic science, clinical, translational, public health, or health systems projects. Funding for the program comes from the Herman and Gwendolyn Shapiro Foundation, with additional support from SMPH departments and centers and investigator grants. Congratulations to the following faculty and students:

  • James Conway, MD - student, Katharine Kelly
  • Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD - student, Clara Ye
  • Amanda Eggen, MS - student, Julia McPherson
  • Pamela Kling, MD - student, Barbara Ha
  • Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD - student, Sean Buck
  • Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD - student, Kevin Rolnick
  • Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD - student, Heather Smaby
  • Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD - student, Terra Thimm
  • Bikash Pattnaik, PhD - student, Bryce Aul
  • Amy Peterson, MD - student, Sarah Zoutendam
  • Sushant Srinivasan, MD - student, Max Rusek
James Conway, MD

James Conway, MD

Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD

Amanda Eggen, MS

Amanda Eggen, MS

Pamela Kling, MD

Pamela J. Kling, MD

Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD

Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD

Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD

Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD

Bikash Pattnaik, PhD

Bikash Pattnaik, PhD

Amy Peterson, MD

Amy Peterson, MD

Sushant Srinivasan, MD

Sushant Srinivasan, MD

     

Bruce Klein, MD

Bruce Klein, MD

Klein Lab Researcher Nydiaris Hernandez-Santos, PhD Receives Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted: June 19, 2015

Congratulations to Nydiaris Hernandez-Santos, PhD, who was recently awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-NIAID) in the amount of $58,864.

In her grant, entitled, "Role of airway epithelial cells in host defense against pulmonary fungal pathogens," she will test the hypothesis that airway epithelial cells underpin the generation of adaptive immunity to fungi. This 13-month fellowship is under the sponsorship of Bruce Klein, MD.


Paul Sondel, MD, PhD

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, Awarded Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Innovation Grant

Posted: June 19, 2015

Congratulations to Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, for his recent Innovation Grant award from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for his project entitled, "Identifying how Pre-existing Anti-Therapeutic Antibodies (PATA) are Associated with Better Outcome in a Clinical Trial of ADCC-inducing Anti-GD2 mAb."

This two-year award, in the amount of $250,000, will help determine whether these PATA might be used to improve outcome for children receiving mAb treatment for cancer, either by using it as a selection criterion, or by using it to modify the design of mAb-based therapeutics or clinical trials that test them.


Mary Schroth, MD

Mary Schroth, MD

Mary Schroth, MD, Receives Renewal for Pediatric Pulmonary Center Training Grant

Posted: June 19, 2015

The University of Wisconsin Pediatric Pulmonary Center (UW PPC) Training Grant was recently renewed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the next 5 years. This award of over $1.6 million provides funding for Years 25-29 of this project. The renewal of the UW PPC Training Grant helps continue its mission to develop future leaders who will improve the health of children with respiratory conditions.

The UW PPC, led by Mary Schroth, MD, provides high-quality, interdisciplinary leadership training, and supports culturally and linguistically competent, family-centered practice, policies, and research relevant to addressing the health disparities related to chronic respiratory conditions.

Congratulations to the UW PPC team!


Michelle Kelly, MD

Michelle Kelly, MD

Michelle Kelly, MD to Chair Academic Pediatric Association's Patient and Family Centered Care Committee

Posted: June 4, 2015

Michelle Kelly, MD, was named the next chair Academic Pediatric Association's (APA) Patient and Family-Centered Care Special Interest Group (SIG). During her three-year term, she will collaborate with committee members to host SIG sessions at the Pediatric Academic Society's meetings.

The Patient and Family Centered-Care Special Interest Group is dedicated to helping individuals and programs provide high quality patient and family centered care. This national group provides a forum to exchange ideas and lessons learned to further advance the field of Patient and Family Centered Care and foster efforts in collaboration, education, quality improvement and research.


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