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Rhodes, MD, a joint fellow in Health Services Research
Endocrinology, examines Lily Caffrey-Levine at the
Joslin Diabetes Center.
n May, the Harvard
Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program will receive
the 2003 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Ambulatory Pediatric
Association. The program, which is based at Children’s and
directed by Don Goldmann, MD, medical
director of Infection Control and Quality Improvement, allows two-year
post-doctoral fellows to research issues in the delivery of health
The award will be given on May 4 at the Pediatric Academic Societies
meetings in Seattle. “This award underscores the importance
of training young investigators to study and improve the quality
and cost-effectiveness of pediatric care,” says Goldmann.
Fellows in the program come from general pediatrics, pediatric subspecialties
and related fields. Erinn Rhodes, MD,
a joint fellow in the Health Services Research and Endocrinology
programs at Children’s, says her clinical practice has influenced
her health services research on pediatric diabetes care. Similarly,
the research of other Health Services Research fellows has a significant
impact on innovations in patient care at Children’s and across
the country. Examples include studies by Christopher
Landrigan, MD, on hospitalist systems, Rainu
Kaushal, MD, on reducing medical errors, and Joanne
Wolfe, MD, on patient-centered end-of-life care.
The Harvard-wide program includes sites at Children’s, Mass
General Hospital for Children, the Department of Ambulatory Care
and Prevention at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health
Care. Other program leaders include site directors Jon
Finkelstein, MD, Tracy Lieu, MD,
and Jim Perrin, MD, and associate
director Sharon Muret-Wagstaff, PhD.