Amy Peterson, MD, Awarded Wisconsin Partnership Program Funding

The Wisconsin Partnership Program Partnership Education and Research Committee (PERC) recently awarded Amy Peterson, MD, an Opportunity Grant in the amount of $100,000 over two years for her project, "Improved Diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Children and Families through the Wisconsin Pediatric Lipid Consortium (WPLC)." The WPLC is a proposed multi-institutional collaboration of pediatric health care clinics which will prospectively monitor the diagnostic and treatment patterns of children with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The aims of the WPLC are to: 1) determine the current statewide patterns for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric FH through development of a statewide database, 2) measure the impact of the diagnosis of FH in children on the identification of additional at-risk family members with FH, and 3) develop educational tools to aid pediatric health care providers in screening, diagnosis, and treatment of FH in children.