The University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center highlights the research led by Tina Slusher, M.D., that could provide a safe, low-tech method for treating newborn jaundice as an effective and inexpensive solution for developing countries.
Global Pediatrics researchers are working to solve problems of infection, nutrition and neurodevelopment that affect children worldwide.
Externally funded training opportunities provide the global health research trainees on two continents to benefit from structured, mentored research experiences that address problems in low- and middle-income countries, while training the researchers of tomorrow.
Pediatric Global Health Track
Our nationally recognized, competency based curriculum draws exceptional residents with interest in making global health service part of their careers.
The Adoption Medicine Clinic has seen more than 4000 adopted children since its inception in 1986. Offering both medical and mental health services, we take a multidisciplinary, holistic approach.
A portion of our research focuses on the neurodevelopment of children who experienced early life adversity, such as institutional care, abuse, war or other types of trauma. Child psychologist, Maria Kroupina, Ph.D., studies questions of how we can best identify and treat these children when they are young, so they can live full lives.
All the research, advocacy and clinical efforts in Global Pediatrics are trained on the improvement of health for children living in or coming from low-resource areas of the world. We learn from our partners abroad. Here, Dr. Robert Opoka, Senior Lecturer, makes rounds at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.