General Academic Pediatrics Fellows benefit from a close relationship between UW and affiliated area institutions, including Seattle Children's Hospital, the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Group Health Cooperative Research Institute, Public Health Seattle/King County and Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Key research training sites include:
The Seattle Children's Research Institute Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development (CCHBD) is a highly collaborative center that brings together a diverse and talented group of researchers with different backgrounds with a singular purpose: To work collaboratively to address major issues related to the health of children everywhere. The Vision of the center is: “We will find new ways to promote health and development so that all children can reach their physical, intellectual and emotional potential. We will promote pediatric health care that is equitable, family-centered, safe and effective. We will work with families, communities, schools, providers and health-care organizations to translate research findings into actions that improve the quality of children’s day to day lives.”CCHBD faculty represent the disciplines of pediatrics, psychology, psychiatry, health services and statistics.
The Child Health Institute (CHI) is a collaborative research effort comprising faculty and staff from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Public Health & Community Medicine at the University of Washington. CHI is one of the few research centers in the United States devoted exclusively to the study of the access, cost-effectiveness, quality and outcomes of health care for children.
The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center is one of the oldest and most successful injury research centers in the country. Its 40 full- time staff are devoted to research, education and prevention programs aimed at diminishing the personal impact of trauma and broadening the effectiveness of injury prevention and trauma treatment programs regionally and nationwide.
The Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit is part of the North American network of experts dedicated to providing expertise and training for health professionals, trainees and the public on environmentally related health effects in children. PEHSU faculty are academically based at university hospitals and include pediatricians, toxicologists, exposure scientists and others. The PEHSU network includes 11 sites and is managed by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics. The Northwest PEHSU is based in the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, and serves Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho.
Fellows are encouraged to complete an MPH degree at the UW School of Public Health, ranked 6th among all public health schools in the United States by U.S. News and World Reports. More information on the MPH programs offered by the School of Public Health can be found online at http://sph.washington.edu/prospective/.