The Division of General Pediatrics has grown dramatically over the past 5 years regarding our activity in fulfilling our mission of excellence in patient care, education, and research.
With over 45 faculty the division addresses both the preventive and acute care needs of our growing patient population.
Under the leadership of Lisa Prosser, PhD, Associate Director for Research, our health services research program is the largest in the nation directed to the care of children. With over $25 million in extramural funds over the past five years, we receive support from federal, state and foundation sources to conduct cutting edge health services research that impacts on the organization, financing and delivery of health care to children. The Division is also home to the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit, a multidisciplinary research unit focused on child health services. The CHEAR Unit has core faculty from the schools of Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Business, and Law.
In 2000, the National Institutes of Health initiated funding for a pediatric health services research fellowship in our Division. This is the first and only NIH-funded fellowship of this kind and was renewed in 2005 for an additional five years.
The Division also sponsors an elective month in pediatric health services research for a minority resident. An online application is available for your convenience.
Also, several new fellowship-trained physicians and Ph.D. level faculty have been recruited to further expand our research productivity. Our research agenda includes working closely with state and national agencies on projects to design and evaluate programs addressing the most pressing issues facing our nation's children.
We take very seriously our role in the training of the next generation of pediatricians in the United States. Under the leadership of Heather Burrows, M.D., Ph.D., our Associate Director for Education, new efforts are underway to develop innovative and exciting methods of clinical instruction and evaluation to ensure medical students and residents in our program receive the tools and information they require to succeed in the new health care marketplace. Dr. Burrows has designed and implemented a new curriculum for our continuity clinics, as well as comprehensive training in community-based healthcare delivery, international health, and health policy. More information on our pediatric residency program is found under education.
The Division of General Pediatrics strives to be a national leader in all fields of our endeavor. We invite you to learn more about programs and the impact they have on children.
Contact Phone Numbers
General Information: 734-615-0616
Division of General Pediatrics
300 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5456