Amy Peterson, MD, Awarded Wisconsin Partnership Program Funding

Amy Peterson
Amy Peterson, MD

The Wisconsin Partnership Program Partnership Education and Research Committee (PERC) recently awarded Amy Peterson, MD, an Opportunity Grant in the amount of $100,000 over two years for her project, “Improved Diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Children and Families through the Wisconsin Pediatric Lipid Consortium (WPLC).” The WPLC is a proposed multi-institutional collaboration of pediatric health care clinics which will prospectively monitor the diagnostic and treatment patterns of children with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The aims of the WPLC are to: 1) determine the current statewide patterns for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric FH through development of a statewide database, 2) measure the impact of the diagnosis of FH in children on the identification of additional at-risk family members with FH, and 3) develop educational tools to aid pediatric health care providers in screening, diagnosis, and treatment of FH in children.