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.

2016 Highlights

  • Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, and her PROKids team released Problem Recognition in Illness Self-Management (PRISM), a toolkit to support identification of type 1 diabetes self-management barriers for children and adolescents.

    Dr. Cox, in collaboration with Laurie Thompsen, MSW (West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence) and Dr. Danielle Davidov (West Virginia University), also received a Tier 1 Eugene Washington Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to develop a collaborative focused on improving screening for intimate partner violence (IPV) in healthcare settings.

  • John Frohna, MD, MPH, received the 2016 Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Associate (MPPDA) Leadership Award, a new award given to a physician who has made significant contribution to Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) as a profession.

  • Gwen McIntosh, MD, MPH, was selected to join Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the prestigious national medical honor society that recognizes scholarship, leadership, professionalism and service in medicine.

  • Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, was named an affiliate of the UW Institute for Research on Poverty, the only federally funded Poverty Research Center in the United States.

  • UW Health honored Lindsay Geier, MD, Laura Houser, MD, Thomas Meier, MD, Karen Pletta, MD, and Amy Plumb, MD, with Patient Experience Physician Champion Awards. The awards recognize exemplary communication skills, empathy and support, as appraised by patients through survey feedback.

    In addition, the 20 South Park and University Station pediatric clinics received UW Health Patient Experience Clinic Team Awards for demonstrating exemplary proactive behavior and positive attitudes, as reflected in patient experience surveys.

  • Robin Wright, MD, and the staff of the Stoughton Pediatrics Clinic also received UW Health Quality Excellence Primary Care Awards, which recognize top performers in the FY15 clinical quality measures used for the UW Health Primary Care Physician Compensation Program.

 

 

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