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.
2019 Satcher Awards - Celebrating a Decade of Community Health Improvement
From left: David Satcher, MD, PhD, Marc Lavender, MD, FAAP, Jill Halterman, MD, MPH, Mark Taubman, MD.
Two faculty members from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center were recognized for their contributions to community health in the Greater Rochester region. The 10th annual "Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards" were presented to Jill S. Halterman, MD, MPH, and Marc S. Lavender, MD, FAAP, by the Center for Community Health & Prevention of URMC. The awards featured a special grand rounds by David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., the 16th surgeon general of the United States, a URMC alum and the awards’ namesake.
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