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Pediatric Research

  • Researching Ways to Reduce Healthcare Disparities and Improve Outcomes

  • Translational Research

    Bringing Discoveries and Innovations from Bench to Bedside

  • Research Expertise

    Collaboration and Scientific Investigation Improve the Health of Children Worldwide

  • Developing Vaccines and Treatments to Prevent Illness and Make Children Healthier

  • Teaching

    Developing Future Scientists Through Mentorship, Unlocking the Potential of Our Trainees

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.

Research Highlights

2019 Satcher Awards - Celebrating a Decade of Community Health Improvement

2019 Satcher Award winners, Jill Halterman, MD, MPH, Marc Lavender, MD, FAAP

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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