Pediatric Pulmonary Leadership Training Center
PI: Gregory Redding
- Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration
- Project Period: 7/1/2004 - 6/30/2012
- Current Faculty
The purpose of this program is to train physicians and graduate students form the disciplines of nursing, nutrition, social work and respiratory care to become leaders and clinical experts on the health care and functional well-being of children with special health care needs, focusing on children with pediatric pulmonary diseases. Trainees will learn form core faculty members in their respective graduate schools within the University of Washington through interdisciplinary curricula to obtain masters and doctoral degrees or certification in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. They will participate in the interdisciplinary core lecture series, interdisciplinary clinical practices, and have training experiences in state and regional agencies and community-based clinics throughout the Washington, Alaska, Idaho and western Montana. Leadership skills will be developed in the forms of clinical expertise, original research, verbal, written and electronic communication skills, and proficiency developing and interacting with community based family centered systems of care that serve this population of children and their families. Trainees will also become expert in policy development, legislative advocacy, health care reform, technical assistance to state and private agencies. Faculty will serve as role models by providing continuing education to community-based primary care practitioners, short-term training to graduate and undergraduate students, consultation and technical assistance to local, regional and national organizations, and conducting research to improve the outcomes and systems of care for children with chronic pulmonary conditions.