Drs. Coller and Henderson Awarded Grants Through Wisconsin Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

Congratulations to Ryan Coller, MD and Sheryl Henderson, MD as they were both awarded grants through the Wisconsin Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN), funded by the Maternal Child Health Title V Block Grant and sponsored by the Waisman Center.

Ryan Coller, MD is collaborating with Sarah Ahrens, MD (adult hospital medicine) to improve the inpatient transition process for young adults with chronic medical conditions as they shift from children’s hospital to adult hospital care. The UW hospitalists’ teams aim to create a policy for transitioning patients from the pediatric hospitalist service to the internal medicine hospitalist service, eventually aligning with the ongoing outpatient transition efforts within the UW Health System. They will also develop a Transition Planning Bundle to facilitate and standardize inpatient transition preparation, as well as establishing its place in the electronic health record (EHR).

Sheryl Henderson, MD aims to develop policy and tools to assist with successfully transitioning youth in the adolescent program of the UW HIV Comprehensive Care Clinic from adolescent to adult care. The process will include pediatric and adult providers as well as family and youth impacted by the transition process.