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Faculty in the Department of Pediatrics are partnering with health professionals across the globe to improve the health and security of children worldwide through research, clinical care, and training projects. Many global opportunities for medical students and residents are available through the Program for Education in Global and Population Health, which was established in 1999 by faculty in the department; through our medical student education programs; and through the Program in Vaccine Education.
Our Global Health Efforts
Our faculty are engaged in a range of projects aimed at enhancing the ability of caregivers around the world to provide the most up-to-date and effective treatments.
Specialists provide basic services such as vaccinations and well-visits to children and adolescents at clinical sites in Haiti, Jerusalem, and India.
The Program for Global Health Security and the Child is addressing areas within the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) that are specific to the needs of children.
Dr. Nancy Green is studying the neurological effects of sickle cell disease in Uganda. Dr. Prakash Satwani is bringing bone marrow transplantation to children with hematologic disorders in India.
Our researchers are investigating infectious diseases from a number of angles in the hopes of preventing infection and improving the outlook for children with communicable diseases.
Members of the Pediatrics Department are working to improve the nutritional status of children around the world to improve their overall health, and their ability to fight disease.
An international research collaboration is providing the statistical power to address major questions about the genetic underpinnings of peripheral arterial hypertension.
Our physician-scientists are helping to improve the outlook for children with respiratory illnesses in Latin America, Eurasia, and Africa.
Elena Ladas, PhD, RD is documenting the use, reasons, and predictors of traditional complimentary/alternative medicine worldwide.