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.

2017 Highlights

  • David Bernhardt, MD, received the 2017 Thomas E. Shaffer Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics Award. The award, sponsored by Nationwide Children's Hospital, recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of pediatric sports medicine by displaying leadership and vision, providing quality presentations, and publishing documents relevant to this specialty.

  • Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, received a three-year Innovative Translational Science Award from the American Diabetes Association for her project, "Identifying Actionable Self-Management Barriers for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes." The newly funded research will develop and validate a version of PRISM (Problem Recognition in Illness Self-Management), a 10-minute survey to identify diabetes self-management barriers among youth, to assess diabetes self-management barriers among adults.

    Dr. Cox also received two awards from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Pipeline to Proposal program. In the first project, she will partner with West Virginia University to engage stakeholders around the topic of preventing type 2 diabetes in West Virginia. In the second project, she will partner with the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and West Virginia University to support the West Virginia Asking Women About Relationship Experiences (AWARE) Collaborative for Intimate Partner Violence Screening.

    In addition, she received a one-year, $54,637 Fall Competition award from the UW Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education for her project, "The Impact of Influential Life Events on Self-Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Adulthood."

    Finally, she will serve on the advisory panel of a four-year, $2.7M grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Centers for Medicare and Medical Services (AHRQ-CMS) project, "Implementing Measures Network for Child Health (Implement For Child Health)."

  • Mala Mathur, MD, MPH, received a one-year, $20,000 Youth Health Transition Quality Improvement Grant to implement formal readiness assessments and educate pediatric patients (both typical and with special health care needs) and their families during clinic visits on the process of transitioning to adult care. The award is funded through grants from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Bureau of Community Health Promotion, Family Health Section, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program to the Wisconsin Medical Home Initiative (WisMHI) at Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin and the Youth Health Transition Initiative (YHTI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center.

  • Megan Moreno, MD, MSED, MPH, joined the division as chief and vice chair of digital health. She leads the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT), and received a two-year, $416,949 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) for her project, "Understanding the Impact of Bullying News Coverage on Youth and Families: Implications for Future Interventions."

    In addition, Dr. Moreno was named an Associate Editor of JAMA Pediatrics, a position that began with the January 2018 issue of the journal.

  • Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, became the new medical director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physician Assistant Program.

    Dr. Navsaria was also elected to the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Early Childhood.




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