Division Highlights - General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

The Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine provides outstanding outpatient care for children 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Our research focuses on family-centered care, quality improvement and systems redesign.

2015 Highlights

  • Eight division faculty (Brittany Allen, MD; Lindsay Geier, MD; Julie Gocey, MD; Laura Houser, MD; Gwen McIntosh, MD; Thomas Meier, MD; Amy Plumb, MD; and Jeffrey Sleeth, MD) received UW Health Patient Experience Champion Awards for having achieved the highest level of exemplary patient/provider communication as recognized by their patients.
  • Two UW Health pediatric primary care clinics (20 S. Park and East) received UW Health Patient Experience (Avatar) Awards for best practice.
  • Researchers from Medical College of Wisconsin and the UW Department of Pediatrics received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIH-NIAMS), for their project, “Midwest Child Patient Reported Outcomes (M-cPROs) Consortium.” As part of the project, Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, will lead an investigation of the NIH’s Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System tools of Family Belonging and Family Involvement to evaluate patients’ physical, mental, and social health.
  • Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, received two one-year grants through the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Community-Academic Partnerships 2015 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Program: 1) “Sustaining Engagement of Blended Stakeholder Boards Across the PCOR Trajectory” ($49,977, with co-PI Betty Chewning, PhD, FAPhA); and 2) “Foundations for Successfully Engaging Hard-to-Reach Patient Stakeholders” ($49,992, with co-PI Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN).
  • Patricia Kokotailo, MD, MPH, received the Dr. Naomi Morris Alumni Achievement Award for Maternal and Child Health from the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health.
  • Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, and collaborator Madeline Duffy, MPH, received a three-year, $38,427 grant from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to support the MEDiC and Center for Families Pediatric Clinic. 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.
  • Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, was selected as a 2015 Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow. The Ascend Fellowship invests in diverse leaders who have breakthrough ideas to build economic security, educational success and health and well-being for low-income families.
  • UW Health has made the evidence-based Reach Out and Read Program (started at UW Health by Dr. Navsaria in 2007) the standard of care in all 28 of its pediatric primary care and family medicine clinics. Reach Out and Read incorporates early literacy assessment and promotion as part of well-child visits in early childhood.


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