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2010 Academic Annual Report

Seattle Children’s and University of Washington School of Medicine


See how work we are doing today will improve the practice of pediatric healthcare tomorrow.

Seattle Children’s is advancing care for children and teens one achievement at a time.

We’re discovering the cures of tomorrow. Read about what we accomplished.

Best of 2010

  • Healthy Kidneys/Healthy Lives

    The quest to improve outcomes and train the next generation of providers drives our nationally ranked division of Nephrology. ... cont.

  • It's a Boy! Or Is It a Girl?

    The Disorders of Sex Development program offers patients the most innovative treatments and guides families as they face some of the most difficult decisions imaginable.... cont.

More Best of 2010

Research on the Rise

  • Mentoring Talented Junior Faculty

    An academic medical center and research institute, Seattle Children’s is dedicated to helping junior faculty establish research careers. Recently, several of our emerging genetics researchers have made significant contributions to their field. ... cont.

  • Significant Recruits of 2010

    2010 was a banner year for recruiting at Seattle Children’s Research Institute as several nationally recognized researchers chose to continue their life’s work in Seattle. ... cont.

2010 Research Funding Graph

Inquiry in Action

  • Helping the Heart Heal

    A surgeon’s response to a researcher’s query triggers hypothesis that could improve outcomes for babies with coarctation of the aorta.

  • New Intervention Brings Hope

    Adapting the home and school environment improves life for families raising kids with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

  • Web Tool Helps with Chronic Pain

    A Web tool developed by Dr. Tonya Palermo improves outcomes for kids with chronic pain by teaching cognitive behavior and pain management skills.

  • Possible Secret Revealed

    A discovery about how Pseudomonas interacts with Staphylococcus points the way to understanding its drug resistance and defeating chronic lung infections.

  • Is Healthcare Improving Health?

    Rita Mangione-Smith is exploring the impact of healthcare on patients’ physical, emotional and social well-being.