Our research helps improve the health of children. A century ago, children routinely died of infections and nutritional deficiencies. A little over a decade ago there were very few treatment options for childhood cancer, premature birth, and congenital heart or brain diseases. Although our research has made significant strides in these areas, our work is far from finished. Now our challenge is to help young patients live healthier lives as they move into adulthood. Our goals for the future are to prevent childhood diseases, limit complications from treatment, and effectively manage chronic illnesses.
2020 Satcher Awards Coming Soon
The Satcher Awards Celebrate Community Health Improvement efforts. David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., is the 16th surgeon general of the United States, a URMC alum and the awards’ namesake.
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