The Dixon Foundation endows this fellowship training program annually in Pediatrics to support postdoctoral training and research in approved Pediatric subspecialties and to prepare outstanding fellows for a career in academia.  This year, Dixon Fellows Franco Diaz, Jegen Kandasamy, Zach LeBlanc and Sara Oliver are graduating and Aaron Grubbs will continue his fellowship in his third year of training. Congratulations to you all.


chu Children's of Alabama and the Department of Pediatrics has been given a generous donation from the Chu Family to support educational initiatives. From this donation, a portion has been set aside for Pediatric Fellows. The selection committee for the Chu Family Educational Scholarship recently met and has selected three fellows to receive this educational scholarship.  Candidates were selected on a competitive basis. These awards will provide funds for tuition, books and fees related to their educational endeavors.


Children’s of Alabama is dedicated to being a leader in pediatric health care locally, regionally, and nationally. Being part of a strong and vibrant community that values child health drives this mission. Birmingham is undergoing a renaissance and Children’s of Alabama has a pool of talented individuals ready to help shape the future of the community. Through the generosity of CEO Mike Warren, two of our pediatric fellows will be able to participate in OnBoard Birmingham, a program designed to provide early-career professionals the tools to be difference makers in the Birmingham community. They will meet with local leaders, network with young professionals in other fields, and learn how to serve as leaders in the broader community.
Please join us in congratulating this year’s participants:

Claudette PooleClaudette Poole, M.D., 1st year Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellow

Matt KrethMatt Kreth, M.D., 3rd year Pediatric Pulmonology fellow

Drs. Catherine Hough-Telford (Peds ID) and Pankaj Jain (Neonatology) are the 2014-2015 CHIF Attendance Award recipients.  This travel award is given to the two fellows with the highest percentages of CHIF attendance throughout the year. In recognition, the Department will cover their expenses to attend a scientific meeting of their choice within the continental United States covering meeting fees, transportation and lodging.  

Meetings and Conferences

Child Heath Information Forum (CHIF)
Meets on the first and third Friday of the month
Bradley Lecture Center
12:00 - 1:00pm

2015-2016 Pediatric Fellow Core Educational Conferences
Meets on the second Friday of each month.
Bradley Lecture Center
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Please click here for the conference schedule. 

2015-2016 Pediatric Division Educational Conferences
Please look here for schedules and additional details.

Salary, Benefits and Links

Please search the UASOM GME Website for salary and benefit information.

GME Policy Manual, 2015-2016

ACGME Website
- Policies and Requirements
The ACGME is a nonprofit organization that accredits about 8,800 residency programs in the United States that educate 111,000  residents. Its mission is to improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through exemplary accreditation.

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