The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Department of Pediatrics 2017 Annual Report

Community Health

Jose Luis Rosales with patient at the Mobile Medical Unit

Our promise to invest in the whole child requires that we also work toward improving the health of the communities in which our children live. We know that our research and state-of-the-art clinical resources don’t matter if they don’t benefit children beyond our doors. Situated on the city’s South Side, in a neighborhood of vast social, cultural and economic complexity, the University of Chicago Medicine bears a special responsibility for child health in the context of community health.

Emergency Medicine

Academic Pediatrics

  • $2.7 million received in extramural funding
  • 11 peer-reviewed publications published
  • Section members received four major teaching awards 
  • Faculty invited to give plenary sessions at both national and international professional society meetings

Hospitalist Medicine

  • H. Barrett Fromme, MD, MPH, was part of a national group that won the 2017 National Pediatric Hospital Medicine Award for Collaborative Impact.
  • H. Barrett Fromme, MD, MPH, was the senior author of “What’s the Purpose of Rounds? A Qualitative Study Examining the Perceptions of Faculty and Students,” published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Medical Ethics

  • Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD, serves on the Special Populations Committee of All of Us, the National Institutes of Health research program on precision medicine.
  • Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD, is director-at-large of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, member of the National Institutes of Health Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee and chair of the special emphasis panel of Social and Ethical Issues in Research.
  • Sarah Hoehn, MD, MBe, is as a member of the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute data safety monitoring board for the Chronic Venous Thrombosis: Relief with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Therapy (C-TRACT) trial.
  • Tracy Koogler, MD, serves as the ethicist for the Gift of Hope Critical Care Advisory Group. 

Community Service & Science

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