Gifts that Help Educate Where exceptional people become remarkable doctors. Why Give to Education? Solid Training Programs… Are essential to attract the most experienced pediatricians Enhance the national reputation of our institution as well as our region Improve quality Most Importantly... Our training programs are comprehensive and provide a stimulating academic environment that develops a solid foundation, enabling trainees to deliver the finest health care for our children and to take part in robust investigation into childhood diseases. The Proof... Birth defects can be devastating. During her training, Dr. Kate Ackerman developed a passion for research during her training where she became interested in birth defects. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a relatively common birth defect that results in a high rate of neonatal illness or death. Her work is bringing us closer to understanding CDH. Providing trainees with an educational environment that fosters the development of young researchers ultimately benefits our children. Meet Mason, and see how supporting subspecialty training can be priceless. Gifts to our Education Endowment support various programs. The Strong Children’s Research Center provides a summer experience for undergraduate students, graduate, and medical students to work with and be guided by a researcher. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore research at a young age and develop skills to pursue a research field. Make a gift now.