|Institution||School of Medicine and Dentistry|
|Address||University of Rochester Medical Center|
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester NY 14642
||Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award as a Pediatric Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY|
||Robert J. Haggerty Research Scholarship|
||Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Rochester, Department of Pediatrics for the Development of the Pediatric Links with the Community Program|
||Ambulatory Pediatric Association Outstanding Fellow Award|
||Excellence in Pediatric Resident Education Award from the Pediatric Housestaff at the University of Rochester|
||Outstanding Teaching Award, presented by the Pediatric Housestaff at the University of Rochester to the best faculty teacher|
||Ambulatory Pediatric Association Outstanding Teaching Award for the Pediatric Links with the Community Program|
||American Academy of Pediatrics Professional Education Award for the Pediatric Links with the Community Program|
||2004||Named one of the "Best Doctors in America"|
||Named Senior Editor of a Supplement to the Journal Pediatrics on "Community Pediatrics: Making Child Health at the Community Level an Integral Part of Pediatric Training and Practice"|
||Finalist, Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Award|
||American Association of Medical Colleges, Organization of Resident Representatives: Community Service Recognition Award to CARE resident Bridgette Wiefling, MD|
||Director of National Community Pediatrics Training Initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics|
||Nominated for National Family Medicine Teaching Award for PLC program|
Dr. Kaczorowski does research centered around the effectiveness of and interventions undertaken through the Pediatric Links with the Community and Child Advocacy Resident Education Program (PLC/CARE). The mission of the PLC/CARE program is:
*To create a residency training program that inspires and empowers future pediatricians to become leaders in improving the health of children in their communities.
*To develop a model of community pediatrics in which pediatricians collaborate with community-based organizations, work to assure the health of all children in the community, and advocate for their community to be more child-responsive and child-oriented.
More information about the PLC/CARE program can be found at our website: http://www.plccare.org
The two chief areas in which we conduct research are:
1) Evaluation of the effects of the PLC/CARE program on residents, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Rochester community.
2) Research on the effectiveness of programs and projects undertaken by residents and faculty of the PLC/CARE program on health for vulnerable children and families in our community.
Examples of some of the research projects we are currently working on include:
*Change over time in resident knowledge, attitudes, comfort, intentions, and behaviors concerning work in community settings (multiple studies here).
*Survey comparison of residents' involvement in community settings: a comparison of Department of Pediatrics graduates pre-PLC (before 1996) and post-PLC (after 1996).
*Pediatric Academic Faculty Survey regarding PLC/CARE; baseline and change over time in faculty view of program effect(s).
*Voter registration and surveys regarding important political issues for inner city families with children.
*Immunization status and access to health care for rural migrant families.
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