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Lauren Palicki, M.D.First Year Fellow

Lauren Palicki, D.O.

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Lauren was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science with a minor in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University at Buffalo. She attended medical school at LECOM in Erie, PA. Lauren completed her residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center and graduated with distinction in community health and advocacy. She then served as a Pediatric Chief Resident and clinical instructor in General Pediatrics prior to starting her fellowship in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics.

During residency, she collaborated with the Rochester City School District to work on a community advocacy project that provided coaching for high achieving, low socioeconomic high school students interested in college. Additionally, she worked on a quality improvement project to improve resident continuity at Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Practice. Lauren’s interests include patient advocacy, particularly on building connections with community organizations and schools to support individuals with disabilities. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, painting, cooking, DIY home projects, exploring local restaurants and breweries, and checking out all of the festivals Rochester has to offer.

Third Year Fellow

Caroline Kirby, M.D.

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Caroline Kirby M.D.Dr. Caroline Kirby is a fellow in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She completed her undergraduate studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA with a bachelor's degree in biology and minor in biochemistry.  She attended the State University of New York Upstate Medical School for her Medical Degree. She is a Rochester native and returned to the area to complete her pediatric residency at Golisano Children’s Hospital. After her residency, she served as a Pediatric Chief Resident as well as a junior faculty member in the division of General Pediatrics. She continued as a junior faculty member for the next 2 years while pursuing her research interests as an Academic General Pediatrics Fellow at Golisano Children’s Hospital. During this time, her research interests focused on access to developmental services for children with developmental delays. Her current interests include integration of developmental pediatrics into the primary care setting. She completed her Master of Public Health with a concentration in qualitative research in May 2023. She also completed fellowships with the United Hospital Fund PEDS network in 2021 and in the Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship from 2021-2022. She is interested in a career that incorporates working in the public health sector as well as a providing developmental care in both the subspecialty and primary care settings.

Third Year Fellow

Adriana Verwey, M.D.

Adriana Verwey M.D.Adriana was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and raised in a small rural town in Upstate NY. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology, with minors in Psychology and Chemistry, and specialization in Neurobiology, from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. She then attended medical school at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY, where she completed additional training in a rural medicine scholars program. Adriana completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Rochester and graduated with distinction in advocacy. She served as a Chief Resident and faculty for the division of General Pediatrics during the following year before starting fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.

During residency, she completed an advocacy project on Inclusive Recreation in the community with support from grants from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Special Olympics, and the Hoekelman Center. Adriana is working on a Master’s in Public Health degree through the University of Rochester Department of Public Health Sciences. Her interests are in supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through local and national advocacy, community engagement and support, and addressing health disparities. She enjoys spending time with her family, dance, yoga, theater, baking, painting/crafting, and exploring the world through the eyes of her young daughter!

Fellowship at the University of Rochester has provided Addie with the incredible opportunity to participate in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program through the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, our University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.