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The mission of the Pediatric Pulmonary Centers (PPCs) is to develop leaders who will improve the health of children with respiratory conditions through the provision of family-centered care. This is accomplished through interprofessional training, patient and family care and education, research, consultation, and the provision of continuing education and technical assistance.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) PPC is located administratively in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine in the UAB School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Clinical care and training activities take place at Children’s of Alabama.

THE PPC TRAINING PROGRAM INCLUDES:IMG950387

  • interprofessional traineeships in social work, nutrition, respiratory care/health education, nursing and family advocacy leadership
  • post-doctoral fellowships in Pediatric Pulmonary medicine
  • continuing education for health care professionals;
  • consultation and technical assistance
  • research to develop new treatment methods and improve patient care
  • healthcare and education services for children and their families using an interdisciplinary team approach.

PPC Faculty and Trainees

The respected faculty of the Birmingham, Alabama PPC provide unequaled leadership to fellows, trainees, and colleagues under the direction of the PPC advisory committee and PPC parent consultants.

R. Bradley Troxler, M.D.

R. Bradley Troxler, M.D.

Associate Professor

Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Center

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Wynton C. Hoover, M.D.

Wynton C. Hoover, M.D.

Associate Professor

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Claire V. Lenker, LICSW, CCM, PIP

Claire V. Lenker, LICSW, CCM, PIP

Co-Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Center
Social Work Faculty

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Valerie Eubanks Tarn, MS, RD, LD

Valerie Eubanks Tarn, MS, RD, LD

Training Director and Nutrition Faculty

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Gabriela Oates, Ph.D.

Gabriela Oates, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Trainee Research Consultant

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Linda V. Russo, MAE, RRT

Linda V. Russo, MAE, RRT

Family Leader Faculty

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Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones

Education Coordinator

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Trainees

group photoL-R: Lindsay Lock, Caroline Richey, Jo-Ann Moulin, Laura Gaston and Miranda Eddy

Caroline Richey

Social Work Trainee

Miranda Eddy

Nursing Trainee

Lindsay Lock

Nutrition Trainee

Laura Gaston

Nutrition Trainee

Jo-Ann Moulin

Family Trainee

Fellows

Pedro Nourani, M.D.

Pedro Nourani, M.D.

Second Year Pulmonary Fellow

Christopher Fowler, M.D.

Christopher Fowler, M.D.

First Year Pulmonary Fellow

Vignesh Nayak, M.D.

Vignesh Nayak, M.D.

First Year Pulmonary Fellow

Brandon Seay, M.D.

Brandon Seay, M.D.

Sleep Medicine Fellow

PPC Trainee Projects

2015 PSA

2017 PSA

2018 PSA

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