News & Highlights

Center Poster Presented at 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

The Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family presented as a poster at the 2019 AAP National Conference & Exhibition held in New Orleans, LA: 

Building the Pediatric Practice of the Future: Care Innovation for Families Facing Adversity
Poster Presenting Author: Carey Howard
Co-Authors: Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE; Melissa Gillooly, MPP, Robert Vinci, MD

Supporting Our Families through Addiction and Recovery (SOFAR) Clinic Publishes paper in “Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care”

Title: “Children and Families of the Opioid Epidemic: Under the Radar” 
Authors: Sara Stulac, MD, MPH, Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE, Elisha M. Wachman, MD, Marilyn Augustyn, MD, Carey Howard, MPH, Namrata Madoor, BA, Eileen Costello, MD

The Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment for Children of the City Awardee for Fall 2019

Through the Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment for Children of the City of Boston, the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family supports Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center department residents and fellows to implement and evaluate projects that innovate and transform pediatric health care delivery and improve child health outcomes. Through this mechanism, the Center launches a request for proposals in the fall and spring each year. For the fall 2019 call, the Center is pleased to be able to support pediatric resident Alexandra Power-Hays, MD, in her project “Assessing the association between household material hardship and ED reliance in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease.” Through this project, Power-Hays and her team aim to assess for an association between emergency department reliance and socioeconomic needs in children with sickle cell disease. 

Project Team: Alexandra Power-Hays, MD, Akosua Mensah, LCSW, Amy Sobota, MD MPH