2016 Dean's Excellence Awards Announced - Two Pediatric Faculty Awarded
A reception to honor the award recipients will be held on Wednesday, June 15 at 4 p.m. inside the Wallace Tumor Institute. All Department of Pediatrics faculty and staff are invited to attend in support and celebration of their colleagues. Congratulations to Drs. Nassetta and Whitley and all other Department of Pediatrics nominees. Click here to view the reception invitation.
Drs. Coghill and Klasner Elected to APTC
Dr. Lal Selected to Particpate in AAP YPLA
Pediatrics Participates in 4th Avenue North Health Fair
Drs. Howard and King Appointed as Professor Emeritus in the School of Medicine and Department of Pediatrics
2016 Dixon Fellows
Chu Family Educational Scholarships
Please join us in congratulating the recipients for the 2016-2017 academic year:
Kathryn Hines, M.D. – Upcoming 2nd year Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellow
Dr. Hines will use funds towards completing a Medical Education Certificate Program through the University of Cincinnati.
Adolfo Molina, M.D. – Upcoming 1st year Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellow
Dr. Molina will use funds to attend the UAB Quality Academy/UAB Graduate Certificate Program in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety.
Practices Improve Screening and Referrals for Children with Developmental Delays and Autism
Rural Children at Risk for Worse Health Outcomes, Higher Health Care Costs
Chang Wu, M.D., Pediatric Hospital Medicine, and Marjorie White, M.D., Pediatric Emergency Medicine, were among the investigators who looked at patient admissions in 41 freestanding tertiary-care pediatric hospitals across the United States, where rural children account for 12 percent of all admissions. The most common admissions were for asthma, bronchiolitis and seizures. Children from rural areas are particularly vulnerable, as they often experience worse health outcomes, and higher rates of obesity and tobacco exposure, and 71 percent had at least one chronic medical condition.
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Fox 6 News interviewed Dr. Wu in regards to this study. Click here to view the segment.
OFD Presents Faculty Scholars Program Recipients
This one-year program is designed to strengthen our cadre of teaching faculty and support the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative curricula designed to improve pediatric graduate medical education.