Eliza Blanchette, MD, Named as Resident Investigator Award Finalist by Academic Pediatric Association

Dr. Eliza Blanchette’s proposal, “Meaningful Outcome for Youth with Type I Diabetes and Their Parents” was selected by the Academic Pediatric Association as a finalist for their Resident Investigator Award. Her work uses open-ended surveys to gain valuable insight about the outcomes that truly matter to patients with diabetes and their families, with a focus on at-risk populations such as minority patients and those who travel long distances for care. The knowledge gained will guide future research and lead to development of a quick tool to help providers determine which outcomes motivate an individual patient and family’s diabetes self-management.

Her research will capitalize on Dr. Elizabeth Cox’s existing partnerships with the AFCH Children’s Diabetes Center and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Diabetes Clinics.