Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Haggerty-Friedman Psychosocial Fund for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Recent Haggerty Friedman Year-Out Medical Students

Stanley Dunn

  • Mental Health Effects of Nature and Structured Nature-based Programs on Children
    Study of changes in empathy in children 10 to 14 years of age following participation in 3 to 5 day nature-based educational programs in three different settings.
    Mentor: Richard Kreipe, M.D.

Emily Hahn

  • Experience of Adolecents Diagnosed with Cancer: The experiences of adolescents diagnosed with cancer was chronicalled in their own words and experiences using self-paced videodiaries. Their experiences were examined using qualitative methods.
    Mentor: OJ Sahler, M.D.

Recent Haggerty Friedman Summer Scholars

Usa Cain (Boston University Medical School)

  • Behavior and Food Refusal in Children with Autism: Analysis of the Autism Treatment Network data on feeding habits was related to data on both intake and other behaviors. She was co author of a paper on food intake in children with autism.
    Mentor: Susan Hyman, M.D.

Jacquelyn Gonka (University of Buffalo School of Medicine)

  • Quality of Care in Two Medical Homes for Foster Care
    A secondary data analysis of data collected at Starlight Pediatrics and in Syracuse was performed. She also helped w/our qualitative interviews, and helped to co-author a paper, Latino Foster Parent Health Perceptions of Chronic Conditions: a Qualitative Exploration. Mentor: Sandra Jee, M.D., M.P.H.

Meredith Pensak (University of Rochester School of Medicine)

  • Community playability scan to assess the safety and inviting nature of community sites for children to play in
    This student measured/assessed playgrounds and parks but also other sites like vacant lot and dead end streets where children would come to play in the city. Her work and involvement with the community obesity coalition was very instrumental in preparation of a community report.
    Mentor: Steven Cook, M.D., M.P.H.

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