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Moira Szilagyi

TitleProfessor (Part-Time)
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester NY 14642
 Awards And Honors
1975 - 1978National Research Service Award (NCHSR, DHHS)
1979 - 1980Elon Huntington Hooker Fellowship
1988 - 1989House-officer of the Year, Rochester Pediatric Society
1988 - 1989Burroughs-Welcome Award, Leadership in Residency
1992     National Association of Counties, Award for Foster Care Pediatrics
1998 - 1999Outstanding Clinical Faculty Teaching Award. Awarded by the Pediatric House Staff at the University of Rochester
2003     Child Advocacy Award, from New York Chapter of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
2003     Ruth A. Lawrence Faculty Service Award, Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, University of Rochester
2003     Making a Difference Award. "For your special gifts of healing, compassion and never-ending commitment to and advocacy for children in foster care." Awarded by Department of Health and Human Services, Monroe County, Rochester, NY
2004     Pediatric Links with the Community Advocacy and Education Award
2005     Millie and Richard Brock Pediatric Award, New York Academy of Medicine
2007     Health Care Achievement Award  | Rochester Business Journal
2007     Award of Merit  | Rochester Academy of Medicine
2007     Front-line Service Award  | American Professional Society on Abused Children
2007     Calvin C.J. Sia Community Pediatrics Medical Home Leadership and Advocacy Award  | American Academy of Pediatrics
2009     W. Burt Richardson Lifetime Achievement Award  | Federation of Social Workers
2011     Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award, Senior Faculty Category  | University of Rochester Medical Center
Dr. Szilagyi is recognized nationally for her work in foster care health. She has edited the national health care standards: Fostering Health: Health Care for Children and Adolescents in Foster Care, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She served as vice-chair of the Task Force on Foster Care of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is now Chair of the Council on Foster Care Adoption and Kinship Care at the academy. She works closely with national leadership of the AAP, the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the National Child Traumatic Stress network and other professional and advocacy organizations in shaping the national foster care agenda.

Her funded research focuses on (a) improving comprehensive primary care for children in foster care, (b) enhancing timely identification and appropriate management of behavioral and mental health conditions for children and youth in foster care; and (c) providing enriched after school programs for high risk inner city children.

 Selected Publications
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  1. Conn AM, Szilagyi MA, Franke TM, Albertin CS, Blumkin AK, Szilagyi PG. Trends in Child Protection and Out-of-Home Care. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct; 132(4):712-9.
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  2. Szilagyi M. The pediatric role in the care of children in foster and kinship care. Pediatr Rev. 2012 Nov; 33(11):496-508.
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  3. Jee SH, Halterman JS, Szilagyi M, Conn AM, Alpert-Gillis L, Szilagyi PG. Use of a brief standardized screening instrument in a primary care setting to enhance detection of social-emotional problems among youth in foster care. Acad Pediatr. 2011 Sep-Oct; 11(5):409-13.
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  4. Jee SH, Szilagyi M, Conn AM, Nilsen W, Toth S, Baldwin CD, Szilagyi PG. Validating office-based screening for psychosocial strengths and difficulties among youths in foster care. Pediatrics. 2011 May; 127(5):904-10.
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  5. Szilagyi M. The hand on the door. Acad Pediatr. 2011 Mar-Apr; 11(2):105-6.
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  6. Jee SH, Conn AM, Szilagyi PG, Blumkin A, Baldwin CD, Szilagyi MA. Identification of social-emotional problems among young children in foster care. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2010 Dec; 51(12):1351-8.
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  7. Jee SH, Szilagyi M, Ovenshire C, Norton A, Conn AM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi PG. Improved detection of developmental delays among young children in foster care. Pediatrics. 2010 Feb; 125(2):282-9.
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  8. Jee SH, Tonniges T, Szilagyi MA. Foster care issues in general pediatrics. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Dec; 20(6):724-8.
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  9. Jee SH, Conn KM, Nilsen WJ, Szilagyi MA, Forbes-Jones E, Halterman JS. Learning difficulties among children separated from a parent. Ambul Pediatr. 2008 May-Jun; 8(3):163-8.
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  10. Jee SH, Barth RP, Szilagyi MA, Szilagyi PG, Aida M, Davis MM. Factors associated with chronic conditions among children in foster care. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2006 May; 17(2):328-41.
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  11. Jee SH, Antonucci TC, Aida M, Szilagyi MA, Szilagyi PG. Emergency department utilization by children in foster care. Ambul Pediatr. 2005 Mar-Apr; 5(2):102-6.
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  12. Simms MD, Dubowitz H, Szilagyi MA. Health care needs of children in the foster care system. Pediatrics. 2000 Oct; 106(4 Suppl):909-18.
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  13. Szilagyi M. The pediatrician and the child in foster care. Pediatr Rev. 1998 Feb; 19(2):39-50.
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  14. McAnarney ER, Lawrence RA, Ricciuti HN, Polley J, Szilagyi M. Interactions of adolescent mothers and their 1-year-old children. Pediatrics. 1986 Oct; 78(4):585-90.
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